Trust in the Divine

Read
The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

Reflect
Our journey from Lent through Easter is nearly compete. We have collectively moved from death and despair to new life and hope; from crucifixion and darkness to resurrection and light. As with any pilgrimage, we come to the end of the journey transformed. We are at a different place emotionally, spiritually, and physically from where we first embarked and we are indelibly changed by our pilgrimage.

Every journey has its defining moments, critical times when we decide whether to forge ahead or turn back and it is these moments of introspection that define our lives as Christian people. When we realize that we could not have endured except by the grace of God, and when we realize that we could not have kept going except with God’s help, we have given ourselves up to the journey and fully placed our trust in the divine.

And that’s the triumph of Easter – we’re not the ones responsible for this passage. We cast our hopes and fears and sins upon Jesus Christ and he carries us through to the other side. Barriers are broken, obstacles are breached, and we open ourselves to transformation through relationship with our Lord. Jesus is the vehicle by which we pass over to the bright light of divine mercy and truth, allowing us to bask in the warm glow of resurrection glory.

Amen. Alleluia. Come Holy Spirit.

-Tim Schenck

Respond
Reflect upon the past 50 days. How have you grown spiritually? What truths have emerged about your life? About your relationship with Jesus?  About your interactions with those in your midst? How will you carry these truths into the next 50 days and the rest of your life?

2 thoughts on “Trust in the Divine

  1. Joyce Wills

    Loved “50 Days of Fabulous” and very glad to have been part of it. Too bad there will not be a follow up throughout the Church Year (perhaps weekly). Thanks for all your work.

  2. Stephanie

    My church is not the same as my faith, and there are paths I feel called to that I can’t travel in a crowd. At the same time, without companions to walk the road, there is much less to see that could be seen. So my new question is when to travel in company, and when to retreat to the silence of the “desert”–deserted room, or real sand–and let the high thoughts of God and the deepest processes of my own mind work together.

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