THE SEASON OF PENTECOST
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN … WHERE ARE WE GOING?
“Go stand at the crossroads and look around. Ask for directions to the old road, The tried-and-true road. Then take it. Discover the right route for your souls.” Jeremiah , The Message
I was thinking the other day that it has been a while since I shared any rumination from my journey of life with you. I checked our web page and saw that it was around the Day of Pentecost. Three months have passed by, one-quarter of a year -- where did this year go?These thoughts bubbled up while on the beach at Rehoboth, our last gasp of summer rest. I know I should not be thinking about these things, of church and work, while on vacation. But September breathes its hot breath of getting going, hitting the high gear of program pretty fast and very soon. I looked at my calendar for September. It is filled with six day work weeks the whole month, with a couple that bubble over to all seven days. How did that happen?
Thankfully I have learned at these times when I am moving to fast in the making-myself-crazy lane of life, I STOP! It is one of God’s added benefits to look at the ocean, to watch and listen to the rhythm of the waves going in and out, going in and out, without ceasing or seeming care about the making-myself-crazy ways that I can get into at any particular time or place. And this is God’s invitation to me to return to a rhythm of prayer, a prayer for the year to come, a prayer of us all.