Today I was “winnowed” – up and down all day.
- I got ready for church, but found my son, the drummer, wasn’t feeling well.
- I got the keyboard out and was ready for practice, but no sound would come out. (My husband turned the volume up; that fixed it.)
- A member of the worship team offered to loan me a full size keyboard to practice on; but when he dropped it off there was no power supply.
- I was so excited to play Easter hymns at the nursing home service that I tried to exit the van before removing my seat belt.
It was like the process described in today’s verse.
Matthew 21:45, “And whoever falls on this Stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom It falls will be crushed to powder [and It will winnow him, scattering him like dust].” [Isaiah 8:14; Dan. 2: 34, 35.]
“Winnow – to free (grain) from the lighter particles of chaff, dirt, etc., esp. by throwing it into the air and allowing the wind or a forced current of air to blow away impurities.” The Random House Dictionary of the English Language
I should have expected it when I read today’s devotional.
“This is a time in your life when you must learn to let go: of loved ones, of possessions, of control.” Jesus is Callling