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Meditation — January 11, 2018

Posted on Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Scripture: I have treasured the word from your lips, my steps never stray from the paths you lay down, from your tracks; so my feet never stumble. I call upon you, God, for you answer me; turn your ear to me, hear what I say. Show the evidence of your faithful love, savior of those who hope in your strength against attack. Psalm 17 (of David):5-7

Prayer: I walked on the beach this morning and noticed on my return the footsteps I left in the snow, and my mind went back to other walks/hikes alone or with a loved one through virgin forests, overlooking deep ravines and mountains, or a distant sea. All I can recall now is the peace and silence that enveloped me.

Response: What an insight to gather when you realize that the walk you undertake now is one which the Lord directs—a contrast from your ramblings of youth. Now, it is almost safe to say you can’t get lost, your feet may not stumble—you are conscious of the Lord’s presence.

Doesn’t that give your step a lightness that encourages you to take in the experience, welcoming the solitary whom you encounter as if by chance—but realizing there are no accidents? Are you also encouraged to travel more even if limited to the adventure of your writing, to engage the lost stranger, to delve ever deeper the inner sanctum into whom you are being transformed in the Lord’s grace?

While you may not want to skip on the ice before you on the canal, why not travel this day on a path that you haven’t been on previously, and praise the Lord for the experience awaiting you.

All for this morning.

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