Between the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year sits a space, a membrane which makes the senses slow and body trudge, yet feels like a vacuum. It’s the space between the closing of one world and the opening of the next. And the same occurs after New Year’s Day, after the routines begin to whirl and the rhythm of responsibilities regain their authority. It’s a space between holiday and spring, pumpkin spice and fruit punch, cozy and basking. Here in San Antonio, it’s hot and cold and cold then hot. Even the plants are confused about this space, and we all just want to start the next season. But the space between is an opportunity like a diamond in the rough. What beautiful things are revealed when we seek to find, uncover, and polish the sparkle of something buried. So in the space between, for what nugget of truth, of growth, might God have you mine? What outstanding understanding could God speak to you only when you exist in the space b etween distractions?
© San Antonio First Church of the Nazarene 2019