What If?


“What if?” is a daydreamer’s go-to question.

What if, while I’m hurrying through the empty parking lot with my bags of chocolate and coffee, I find an old skeleton key with an address carved into it that leads me to a deserted house with a worn lock box on the front?  What if I tiptoe up the splintered steps, careful not to disturb the slanted railing, and slip the key into the lock?  What if I lift the creaking lid to find…

“What if” is a great way to get lost in a daydream or a story.  And it’s a great question to consider, especially at Christmas.

What if I call him to say, “I’m sorry?”

What if I send her a card with the words, “I miss you?”

What if I forgive them?

What if I admit I was wrong?

What if I show up on her doorstep and without a word, hug her?

What if I show the world that Jesus is in me?

What if I refuse to complain about the long lines at the stores?

What if I let the Holy Spirit stir me to help someone in need?

What if I obey God when He asks me to do something uncomfortable?

What if I refuse to get distracted this Christmas season and keep Jesus first in my mind?

The “What if” daydreams can sometimes, if acted upon, heal and mend the brokenness in our lives, even if our attempt is rejected.  We can have peace knowing we tried.

What if you and I prayed and asked God how we can shine like bright stars for Him this season?

Oh what stories we might share.

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe…” (Philippians 2:14-15 NIV.)