Up, Up And Away
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Isaiah 40: 27-31 (NRSVA)
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
‘My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God’?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
Driving to nursery one day this week my wee grandson Alfie said he would love to travel in a hot air balloon. I said I didn’t fancy that. He asked if I was frightened of heights and I replied that I was fearful of being out of control, not knowing where I might be going.
But this image of the hot air balloon kept coming back to me. I reflected on it and thought my initial thought to Alfie really wasn’t true. I follow where the Lord leads. I’m not in control but I trust that where the Lord is taking me is where I need to be, doing what I need to be doing. With the Lord I can soar like an eagle, like a hot air balloon, knowing the Lord is with me, always. Because in the form of Jesus, our Lord God has experienced everything. From the love and joy of family and friends to the depths of despair dying on the cross.
Whatever happens in life I know the Lord has been there himself and now journeys with me.
Travelling with the Lord I can soar high like an eagle in my hot air balloon!
In you I trust
With you I can soar
With you I never grow weary
With you I am free
LENT FOCUS 6: PRESENCE
Each day this week we will meditate on presence, focusing on a different aspect of the narrative of Holy Week daily.
HOLY SATURDAY Reflect on the presence of the tomb.