Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Way Forward

Today's reflection on the Daily Texts:

You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place. – Psalm 66:12

Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength. – Luke 21:36

Two-year reading texts: Psalm 105:16–22; Judges 18; Luke 22:24–38

All kinds of difficulties are mentioned in today's scriptures. Some are from outside, threats of violence and opposition. Some are from Satan, whose name means "the accuser" or "adversary." Some are of our own making. Some are products of the times we live in, or the context around us.

Through all these difficulties, God provides a way forward. It looks different at different times. It's often unexpected and challenging. We may need to be very alert to notice what God is doing on our behalf. We may even have to change our minds about what "forward" means as we follow God's leading. But scripture is clear that God is faithful, and provides the way. And in John, Jesus says that "I AM the way."

May we see clearly, and be alert, and pray always. May we recognize the difficulties we face, and be able to see and follow God's way forward.

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