When my wife and I got married, we had a plan to wait five years before trying to have kids. About three years into our marriage, I came home one night to my wife handing me a gift bag. She was acting funny as I pulled the gift out of the bag. It was a baby’s onesie.
Talk about an interruption to our plans! We were going to travel! We were going to build some savings! We were going to sleep in! In a moment, our plans went out the window.
All parents know that the arrival of new life into your family will interrupt your normally scheduled programming. It’s an interruption, but it’s beautiful. It’s amazing. It’s a gift. The interruption is actually an invitation into something so much deeper and fulfilling.
God has a gift for you that is sure to interrupt your life, but don’t worry. It’s a beautiful interruption. He wants to give new life to your soul. God’s Word tells us that the wage of sin is death, but the gift of God is new life. Jesus died for your sins so that you could be forgiven and made new. If you’ve never received this gift of new life from God, he has something so much deeper, so much more fulfilling, than what you are currently experiencing. If you want to receive this gift of new life from God, all you have to do is ask him for it: “God, I believe Jesus died for my sins. Will you forgive me and give me new life?”
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
— Matthew 7:7–8