When I was working at home during the covid shutdown it was pretty easy to write a devotion every morning. Unlike some people, my house was pretty quiet. It’s just me, my husband and our cats – and they didn’t interrupt me very much. But now that I’m working more days in the church office it isn’t always as easy. The phone rings, people come by and ask questions or need to talk and before I know it the day is over!
But one of the other things that I realized is that those interruptions usually aren’t things – they’re people! These are people who just want my attention for a little bit – people who want to share and talk, people who need someone to listen, people who sometimes are just looking for a little connection.
What a wonderful thing it is to be interrupted that way! God knows that our true work is the work of being with other people – loving our neighbor, helping our family, listening to a friend, paying attention to our children.
Sometimes I think that God sends us interruptions, sends us people to make us look up from what we’re doing, to remind us of what is truly important.
So when one of those “interruptions” happens, look up from whatever important thing you are doing, and look at the person that God has sent as an interruption to your day, and remember that giving them your time and attention isthe important “work” that God has given you.