Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road -- the desert road -- that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
~ Acts 8:26
Ten years ago I didn't have the faintest idea then I would end up where I am now. It is a reminder that being "in control of my life," is simply an illusion.
While I am busy deciding what I need, what I will do next, what I want to accomplish in my life, I become oblivious to the gentle movements of God's Spirit within me. In many ways, it is leading me in directions that are often different than my own.
I am reminded that it requires silence and having peace within to acknowledge these movements.
I have grown to realize that God does not shout, scream or push!
The Spirit of God may have entered the disciples with the rush of the wind, and a number of ways that brought about transformation. No, I am reminded that God's Spirit is more like the soft and gentle small voice that is like morning light pouring over grass damp from dew. It is like the small brook that then becomes a stream, a river... then ocean.
We all are being invited to make this journey. One that is not ours, but is. It is God's love for us.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.