Being stranded stretches us.
Even in the face of warm hospitality and a tasty bowl of chili, some of us will choose to pout because things just aren’t going our way.
“The Holy can be either a Hiding Place or a Boulder blocking your way.” Isaiah 8:14
Which one is it going to be for you, as the long-awaited Christmas holiday arrives?
Will you take refuge in the strength of the Baby in the manger, while you wait for life to make sense again? Or will you stand, hands-on-hips, and complain about the roads that have been closed along the way?
Maybe today is your day to whip up a batch of “chili” (real or proverbial – you decide), to make someone else’s wait less trying. At least they’d know they’re not alone.