We want to live comfortable lives. Our comfort zone is an interesting thing. Outside of our comfort zone, we can feel out of control, uncertain, or afraid. But, there also lies excitement, adventure, and new things. At the edge of where we feel comfortable, there is an uncomfortable tension – to step back or to step forward.
Scripture: “Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally. Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: ‘God authorized and commanded me
As I was floating in the ocean last week, the strap on the back of my sunglasses broke. Despite my efforts of trying to keep it to repair, it was gone, swept away in miles and miles of ocean. After spending a solid 15 minutes looking for it everywhere we could see, it was nowhere to be found.
The people of Israel had been exiled. In Ezekiel 40, the prophet received a vision that detailed life that was not their current reality. In the midst of very difficult times, God came to Ezekiel and poured hope over his soul for better days to come…
This morning, I walked along the beach, taking in the scenery – waves gently crashing along the shore, pelicans catching their breakfast as they dived into the ocean, and the slight breeze blowing through my hair. I paused. I breathed deeply. I took time to remember.