Walking out of Worry, Day 10


We are in Day 10 of the walking out of worry process. If you’d like to join in on the journey, feel free to download the material here.

A part of today’s activity is to watch an inspirational video called “Landfill Harmonic.” If you have not watched the video, I encourage you to and you can view it here.

Yes, these people live in a garbage dump and they are making musical instruments out of that garbage and are playing classical music with those instruments.

The punchline of the video is: “The world sends us garbage. We send back music.” It is an empowering story, convincing us to want to see the potential in the midst of the most depressing of situations.

It reminds me of of the text from Romans 4 where Paul, reflecting on the life of Abraham amid all of his hardships, said:

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope, believed.”

Worry has the potential to steal hope. It is not a surprise that the word hope is used most in the OT book of Job. Job, among all of his hardships, ultimately didn’t want his hope taken away.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick” the Proverbs say, “but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”

If you or I struggle with worry today perhaps our bravest move is to take a step towards hope in a tangible way. Especially on an Election Day when folks from our culture act irrationally and childish. If the polls don’t go your way today, $10 says that the world will be here tomorrow and what should matter most to us will be waiting for our attention.

When the world sends you garbage today, send back music.


Published by joeskillen

I'm a husband, dad of 2, Pastor at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS.

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