In the Gospel today Jesus tells his disciples that he is the way, and the truth, and the life. This day was one of those days…one of those days when you just simply need to believe the Truth about life and Life. Jesus is the way through. There is no other way for me. You can have a different way but my Truth is Christ. On days, like today, I cling to that completely.
It as been six years since my pastor died and I still miss him. I have often wondered what it would be like to have him here during my illness. What words might he have said during my tougher days? What wisdom would he have suggested? Death may separate us in the physical sense but it does not put asunder those of us who believe in the spiritual realm.
The past 24 hours has brought another tragedy to a friend of mine. I have been talking with her and some members of her family, holding that sacred space of devastation along with them. We are all clinging to that Way, the only way we know how. Because we believe in the goodness of life and the greatness of the Life that awaits us.
I know that angels are gathering and lifting up each of the prayers said for those of us who suffer. Heaven is conspiring to bring this sorrow to a holy outcome. Right now, standing in the immense pain, we may miss that. It has taken me six long years to mourn my pastor and understand certain things that did not make sense or grieved my heart.
Lift those prayers even if they feel hollow right now. God is paying attention and rest assured is creating a master plan for Good.
Jesus is the Way through the suffering and sorrow – do you believe this?
Have you experienced a holy outcome?
Jesus, you are the Way, Truth and Life. May I know this completely and without doubt. Conspire to transform my anguish into a holy outcome. Amen.