Pause

Pause. Take the deepest breath you've taken all day.

Use this moment to choose stillness in the midst of news and crisis.

Place yourself into the story – into God's story.

Let God enter your mind and your heart today.

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Listen

The disciples went and did just as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their clothes on them. Then he sat on them.

Matthew 21:6-7

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Think

What happens in between the words? What was happening while Jesus waited for the disciples to carry out his instructions? It’s good to be curious about Jesus and about what it takes to follow him. It’s clear in scripture that the disciples and people surrounding Jesus were curious about him.

We are curious people now. We click and go down trails of news stories and headlines. We click and are taken on a path of discovery. One of the privileges of having Jesus’ story is that we are allowed to wonder and ask questions. We can follow the path our mind takes us, imagining what it was like to be Jesus and be waiting for the delivery. To wonder what was waiting in Jerusalem. To wonder why God had outlined this particular road for his life and death.

Curiosity is a Christian spiritual practice – a habit that we ought to put into our daily routines. Try it! What do you think was happening while Jesus waited and while the disciples followed? What would you be feeling? When in your life have you been in a place of waiting for something big? Something scary… or triumphant?

Gina Yeager-Buckley

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Pray

God, you have made me with a mind. A mind that wonders, that seeks solutions, that leads me to be curious and to be creative. Help me read in between the words, to connect with your story in a way that deepens MY story. Amen.

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Go

Go into the next moment of your life with a sense of celebration, of gratitude, of curiosity, and with the knowledge that you are a part of God’s story. Each and every line of it.

Gina Yeager-Buckley

Gina Yeager-Buckley serves the national branch of the Presbyterian Church (USA) as the Associate for Presbyterian Youth and Triennium. Gina lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky and imagines that she will always be an accompanier of young people in some way.

Quiet Contemplation

John Morton

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