Sometimes we are called upon by God to do things that are outside our comfort zone. Nowadays almost anything God asks us to do will tend to fall outside of what we usually do.
It is how our faith grows. We come to trust in the Lord as we walk into unchartered territories.
Our faith is truly tested when opposition comes up against us as we walk in a new thing. Rarely are there no troubles when it comes to doing something difficult.
The angel’s words to the women at the tomb who were about to embark on a journey none of them had ever taken before, rings ever truer today in an age of skepticism, fear, anger and hate.
“Do not be afraid.” Matthew 28:5 (NIV)
Let us take to heart the angel’s admonition as we begin to walk out in faith on the new things God is doing in the Church and in the world. There will be many changes in the coming months and years. Let us remain true to our God and have the courage to face the opposition that may come against us as we try to do God’s work in this Church and this creation we have been given.
Dear God, Holding fast to what endures – Your love, Your grace and Your justice – and letting go of what is but mere chaff, grant us the courage to live faithfully beyond our comfort zone. Amen.