Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Finding our Place, Seeing our Time
Jesus said to those surrounding Him, "... the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation."
Somehow it seems that to each generation, and to each life, there is given
all of the opportunities and all of the requirements,
all of the promises and all of the responsibilities,
that man was ever presented with.
In a sense we are not only made new creatures, but we are also presented with our new world which we are to bring into subjection to the Creator.
It is so easy to lose that world.
It is easy for our minds to take us captive; to lead us to a world of our own imaginings and of our own hopes and fears.
It is easy to come to a place where the world around us prints upon us its values and strictures.
It is easy to find ourselves in a place where illusions reign over reality, and where these illusions condition our existence.
It is easy to allow the clutter of this world's cares and values to guide the paths of our living, and to weigh upon our spirits.
It is easy, like Lazarus, to come into a new life and carry with us the grave clothes of the old life.
How greatly God desires that we might be free,
that nothing within us, or around us, dictate our existence,
but that we, unfettered, may follow Him in new paths
where faith lifts our life to soar in total freedom.