Meditation — November 13, 2017

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017

Scripture: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139 (of David):23-24

Prayer: In a light rain I stood at the edge of the desolate beach this morning just after dawn, my eyes fixed on a solitary fishing vessel about a mile out motoring north. For a moment, I was on that craft heading somewhere with friends and loved ones as we exchanged gentle thoughts. Now, I sit before my window viewing a mass of seagulls swooping through my field of vision above the canal as the rain steadies.

Response: How many vessels—so to speak—have you traveled over these many years! Consider how you still recall travel with friends and loved ones who have long passed, as now you plan and embark on future journeys of the heart.

In all of life’s wonder, your God searches you. He knows your most anxious thoughts. He guides you in your prayer as you negotiate the life trail, which is significantly more challenging than trudging, as you did, on a trail in the Himalayas so many years ago. At least, you learned then—and the knowledge has stayed with you to travel light and to the extent possible be unfettered by worry or anxious thoughts.

Devote some time today in prayer especially for loved ones who yet do not understand the journey upon which you are embarked, and perhaps their own journey as well. Praise God!

All for this morning.

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