To not turn back from following Jesus
For joy in daily life and work
Today’s text: Psalm 121
WE COMMONLY TALK of “seeking” the Lord, thinking that we must go and find God who has gotten lost or misplaced somewhere. The truth is more sobering: we have lost the ability to see. Our sin makes us blind, causes us to stumble, makes us hear voices of temptation and destruction as the voice of the Righteous One.
Pilgrimage as a Christian practice is less a “going to find” God than it is a “return to” the sources, the places where God can be found. We return to places our Lord has promised to be to reorient our God Positioning System. What are the signs of his presence? How does he work? In the Psalm, the singer is heading up the winding road to Jerusalem and the Temple, knowing that God will be there, but he is supported by the idea that God is always and every day at work in his life. His pilgrimage opens his eyes to how the Lord is not far off, but near at hand (Mark 1:14-15).
May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks