From Eugene H. Peterson’s Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places:
God’s great love and purposes for us are all worked out in messes in our kitchens and backyards, in storms and sins, blue skies, the daily work and dreams of our common lives. God works with us as we are and not as we should be or think we should be. God deals with us where we are and not where we would like to be.
People who want God as an escape from reality and the often hard conditions of this life don’t find much to their liking in this aspect of our Scriptures, our text for living. But there it is. There is no getting around it.
But to the man and woman wanting more reality, not less, this insistence that all genuine life, life that is embraced in God’s work of salvation is grounded, placed, is good news indeed.