First of all, let me tell you this is my favorite saying. Not sure who authored it, but these words describe those feelings you have when there is nothing else left to say about a situation. Comparatively the Bible says, Selah!
For example while on my way down to Orlando this week my TP (tire pressure) light came on and I had to stop for air. Like you, this had happened many times before, but for some reason the sign "Air $1" made me think. Then going inside, I got change and got a bottle of "water" for $1.50 and it made me think again. I just spent $2.50 for God's free commodities just because somebody got creative enough to figure out how to market it. It is what it is!
Then naturally I began to think of this coming week’s wrap up on our series on Grace, and it made me thankful that I had enough money to put air in my tire and drink clean water. As we know, this world has folks who not only can't afford either, but can die for lack of it. Why am I a fortunate one who should focus on the positive not the negative? It Is What It Is!
Every day I walk on this earth I realize how blessed I am. There is no way I should be forgiven for my past, no way I should be headed to eternal joy. And there is no way I should even be alive based on past close calls. But somehow, a king with compassion pardoned me, as he has hopefully also pardoned you. It Is What It Is because He is what He is!
As you spend this day living and enjoying these benefits of air and water whatever they cost, think of how much it cost God to give you that freedom. Think of the men and women who died preserving that freedom as well, and how much grace we have been given that we never deserved.
Those thoughts will probably overwhelm you as they did me. All that is left to be said is.......
It Is What It Is! And thank God for that.
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.