I needed a mental break from work. I closed the document that had my attention and opened a web browser to a news site. I quickly scanned the articles:
Jimmy Carter Has Cancer Spots on Brain
Tropical Storm Danny Becomes a Hurricane
ISIS Strikes In the Heart of Cairo
St. Louis Police Use Tear Gas
George W. Fundraising for Jeb
Trump Takes On the Pope
Just reading the article headlines is enough to simultaneously break my heart and make my blood boil.
Realizing that the news site will not provide any sort of mental break, I return to the task at hand. I reopen the document that had my attention. It happens to be a sermon on Colossians 1:15-20.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
– Colossians 1:15-20
Even when my heart is broken. Even when my blood boils. Jesus holds all things together.