A Challenge to my faith

Discussion Thought of the Day

“You have never felt so absolutely free as you do now that your freedom is interwoven with love and detachment, with security and insecurity; for you do not trust yourself at all, but trust in God for everything.”     Escriva, Josemaria:   Furrow

In many ways, I don’t feel so free.  Too many things demand my attention, too many people need my attention.  Too many crisis, too much that needs healing… and then household chores that have gone undone too long (still – 6 months later have a garage that needs to be unpacked and organized!)  It is easy to let such things burden me, create guilt which will paralyze me even more.  Freedom?  Really?

Yeah – this morning I will know it… as the people of God gather, as I lose myself in playing  music that helps people lose themselves in prayer and praise…there is freedom there… there will be freedom in sharing His word  – that tells us of how He binds us together in our absolution, as He gives us a new mind – that is able to focus – not on what is temporary and passing… but instead in what is permanent.. eternal… with Him.

Escriva nails it – we find that freedom – not in being free of that which constrains us, but in our trust in a God who is present… in whose presence we presently dwell, even if it is only a hint of eternity. No matter the hellishness that surrounds us now… the Lord is with us!

Go in peace… even better – come – be gathered in that peace… with us!

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God’s saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

Posted on June 10, 2012, in Devotions and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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