Is it just me or did Austin just come to a screeching halt this week?!?!  With yet another “snow day”, we have another round of closures and cancelations. It can feel like an interruption to our hyper-scheduled lives. And yet, the conditions also remind me of God’s design for renewal. Psalm 24 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.”  Extreme climates, often defined by agriculture, enforce a work-life balance. The seasons of fall, winter, spring, and summer outline a rhythm for rest, preparation, new life, and harvest. Even animals instinctively hunt, gather, and bury themselves in hibernation.  

While I love living in Austin, our mild climate hardly lets up. Our year-round pace remains full and often demanding. So if you find yourself getting restless or feeling interrupted this week, consider God has created our lives for BOTH fruitful labor AND stillness, fellowship AND solitude. This week, embrace the weather as a Divine Interruption. Put a log on the fire. Brew a midday pot of coffee. Enjoy unexpected time with family under the same roof. Turn on some music. Loudly.  Work from home. And wear sweats around the house all day. “Kairos” moments represent Spirit-inspired opportunities to turn…turn towards…turn away…but most importantly RE-Turn to the One who Authors Life.