|Broken Butterfly: Hope in Flight|
We are all used to the idea of an MVP, right? Most Valuable Player. The one we always want/wanted to be. But recently I learned of a newer use of the abbreviation "MVP" and it stands for "Minimally Viable Product." This is concept used when someone wants to launch a new product into the market with the lowest risk to the company and yet make a profit. The product succeeds, just enough, and the goal is that it "live" at least long enough to make a little money.
This new MVP concept stuck in my head. And I thought, that is me. I am a "minimally viable person", a "mvp" most days. A barely living human being. Just good enough to go out there and do the day, but not the MVP. I don't have it in me anymore to even care about being the MVP. Life has beaten me up a bit. You?
This "mvp" thought rolled around my mind and amused me. I thought of the movie "The Princess Bride" (Mostly Dead Scene) and laughed to myself. I have a dark sense of humor these days. Yep, that is me, mostly dead, and yet mostly dead means I am still alive.
And the beauty of the Gospel is that it brings the dead to life. What happens when you bring your minimally viable self to the IVP (Infinitely Viable Person of Christ)? That person that struggled to even get out of bed gets infused with the life breath of God and then the possibilities are endless.
Whatever feels hopeless to you, well, you are right. If left to you and I to fix these broken heart places I imagine things won't change a whole lot and despair will set in. But we can walk that brokenness to the throne room where Life itself sits, and lay that impossible thing at the feet of God. That relationship, that shattered dream, that health concern or heartache can be placed right there.
And then mvp+IVP=Infinite Possibilities.
Do we dare hope?
Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine..."