"So I took them out of the land of Egypt and brought them into the wilderness."
~ Ezekiel 20:10
Wilderness moments. We all experience times in our life when we seem to be wandering. Two years ago I went through a period when I was struggling with so many things in my life. I even remember sharing with someone that I felt lost.
One thing that I have realized is that even when we may feel lost, we are still on a journey. These pathways are significant, whether they are known or steps in the wilderness.
I have often wondered what the Hebrew people really were thinking during their forty years of wandering. The wilderness has many names, and are not always about geography.
Common roads have not always been the trails I have walked. I'm always happy when a clearing opens up, but the canopy of the forest, the overgrown fence row, and the unexpected stream winding over smooth rocks, cause me to breathe deep and to look up, seeking the faintest ray of light.
"Thou art with me," the Psalmist shared.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.