We are all called to be followers of Christ. Being a follower brings wonder and insight, comfort and peace, but it also brings challenges and encourages us to see the world in new and startling ways.
Following is a daily decision to join our risen Lord on the path to which we are invited. It is a decision to open ourselves to both the wonder and the challenge.
Now is the time to decide. A new, startling view of the world awaits.next >
I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord; I will remember your wonders of old. I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have displayed your might among the peoples. With your strong arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
Psalm 77:11-15next >
There are those rare, wonderful moments when things just come together, when an unexpected connection is made, and I just have to say, "Look at God." It’s a phrase I got from a friend that began as a joke. It’s what we’d say if something randomly great happened, or if something terrible seemed to magically work out.
Then we began to use it for more meaningful moments, moments when it seemed unquestionable that the Holy Spirit was involved. Later, as I looked back over the many moments of wonder, I saw the unassuming truth in it. Those moments had beauty and simplicity; they are the moments when we find it easy to follow.
When have you had a "Look at God" moment? What was it like to feel the certainty of God’s leadership?
Jenny Clamonnext >
Leading God, thank you for moments of certainty and wonder. I am grateful for the times when it is easy for me to follow. Help me to recognize your moments of wonder in my life. Amen.next >
Following means commitment to a way that is sometime clear,
And sometimes vague.
There is no assurance that you will always know certainty,
But you will surely know this:
The One you follow will always be with you,
Just ahead of you, offering in every moment,
In darkness and in light,
Jenny Clamon is a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School. She has worked for Passport camps for the past three summers and is looking forward to following God’s call and beginning a life in ministry.
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