…Pilate asked him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’ John 18:37
While tables are set and, we pray, naps taken on well-worn family sofas, we take time with the people in our lives to celebrate all we are grateful for. I have a long, long list; my family, my relationships, this church… I am even thankful for the things that didn’t work out which taught me something about myself and have helped me grow. I pray you have time to reflect in the days ahead, too.
Reflection often leads us to connect the times things don’t go to plan to the times we forget who we are. Jesus told Pilate “everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” Listening to that divine voice is easier in some situations than in others. Sometimes we plug our ears and close our eyes and keep pushing forward under our own power until, eventually, the wheels come off again. The connection to God nurtured in prayer and practicing the disciplines reminds us of the Reign of Christ we celebrate in worship this Sunday, too.
So be thankful, be connected, and be prepared.
Grace and Peace,