April 24th, 2019
Jesus answered, “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
~ John 14:6
The day has begun in solitude. Actually most of my days begin in silence. There is something about being surrounded by your thoughts. It makes me wonder about those "coffee conversations" (or some kind of juice in the time of Jesus) right after the resurrection,
It's probably just my mind working overtime, but my imagination can take me to one of those mornings, wondering what part of life was once again "normal?"
I worked a number of years as a chaplain at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Nearly every patient could tell me stories about their life before their cancer diagnosis, and then life after cancer. Even we mark the world events by those things that happened prior to the birth of Christ, and then, following.
While I'm unsure if the disciples realized the implications of the risen Christ, the entire world was about to change.
The risen Christ still is about change. While it may not be marked by a stone rolled away from an empty tomb, our encounters with Jesus can and do make life different for us each day.
As you begin your day, consider inviting the resurrected Jesus to journey with you, who knows what your life might look like at the end of the day.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
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Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.