While ironing this past weekend, (and doesn’t that opening line just tell you how exciting my life can be?) I was watching a film that had subtitles. As I finished off a cuff, I glanced up and saw the line, “give chance a chance” written across the bottom of the screen.
I put the iron down.
Give chance a chance. At once an utterly simple statement of faith, and at the same time a call to action on our part. We can hand over our needs to the will of God and yet we must still do our portion. We must still prepare, pay attention, and respond when he beckons. Patience, peace and faith only appear passive; our part, our action, is very much required.