As we examine our lives and look at the choices we’ve already made and the choices we still have to make, we don’t do it on our own. We have a good shepherd whose desire it is to lead us and guide us in the right direction. He has already faced his own difficult choices. He knows what it is we face in our own lives. And he offers his strength to us, for he desires with all his heart that we make the choice that God would have us make, the choice that is in line with God’s will and God’s way, the choice that leads to life and light and love.
No matter what are the circumstances of our lives, even if they are the worst imaginable, God is in them with us. He is our divine father and our divine mother. He is the supreme parent who looks at who we are, with all our strengths and weaknesses, and who nurtures us until we grow into the mature Christians he would have us be: Christians who can make wise and responsible choices that witness to his love and power. Christians who say, “Not my will, but thy will be done, O Lord,” and then who do it. Amen.
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