A Blessed New Year to you all! Realizing that a number of folks are in the midst of changes and transitions of many kinds, I found this quote to be incredibly insightful. See below, along with a prayer for your today and your tomorrow…
“Transition is the bridge that leads from the no longer to the not yet. Nobody can predict what that bridge is going to look like. It may be obvious and sturdy, and we may find it easily through the fogs of our bewilderment. Or it may be rickety and clearly unsafe, and we hardly dare entrust our weight to it. The point is, however, that we have to cross the bridge, and as we risk that crossing, we will discover that the bridge itself is our guide and mentor, and it has everything to teach us about the path that lies ahead, beyond the transition. In fact, we will learn much more on that bridge, about ourselves, about life, and about God, in our transitions than on all the smoother pathways that we journey.”
– Excerpted from The Other Side of Chaos by Margaret Silf
Lord God, as you safely led your people through various journeys, changes, and transitions, so Lord you lead us today. Give us eyes of faith to see your hand at work in our lives. Help us to see how you meet us on the bridges of our lives, and how you use these moments to shape, mold, and lead us. Although our way may be foggy and rickety, may your Holy Spirit work faith, trust and obedience in us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.