Follow My Lead

“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

He is risen. He is risen indeed and he has given us his Spirit, his free gift of acceptance, even with all of our weaknesses and imperfections. We are a new creation. There is endless life inside us. His strength, His love is now available so we can share it with others. The Easter promise holds such joy. Paradise regained for this world, a return to the garden.

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

We all remember the story of the child, one of many children, who asks his mother this question. Mama, who is your favorite? The wise mama says God, chose you just for me. You are my favorite. I will love you whatever you do and wherever you go. We see love in the gentleness and acceptance of those living around us. When we choose to see the world not as it is. But what God’s love can make of it.

I love the visual imagery in the verses above. It allows us step out of the ordinary and envision a new creation. Because of Jesus we can realistically see with new eyes. We can live with freedom to love and experience. We can choose to silence the word impossible and live with a passion for the possible.

Abba God,
Help me hear your still, small voice, which is constantly inviting me to follow you in the dance of acceptance. Through your spirit may I feel the rhythm of your heartbeat. Help me to hear the music and help me to follow your lead. We praise and thank you for Jesus.   Amen

Lois Autterson

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