It is All About the Journey

     Many of us know what it is like to feel trapped in darkness. My story started in pitch black, without my knowledge, without choice. I set out on a journey to discover the light, and in so doing, paved a way that exposed me to the deep love that God lavishes on all of us. Finding my way out of the pit of blackness is a long and hard-fought process. I continue to rely on the One who continuously saves me from the horrors of the past. The power displayed to me begins with Divine guidance, always reassuring me that together, we can make the journey to the beauty of the light.

     On this Advent day, I am grateful for the journey through the roughest of circumstances. I learned more about myself as I struggle through uncharted waters than if I would have immediately discovered the end of the path. It took walking with the Holy One to find the depth of my faith and the boldness of my own heart to follow the Creator. The road is not easy, and there are some detours we must take to learn all that we need to know, but it is worth every struggle to grow in faith.

     My prayer for everyone who reads this blog post is that God’s love continues to journey with you. I hope that all of you struggle well, and as you do, may Divine arms keep you safe. The darkness can be a fierce competitor, but nothing can overwhelm the light of true love. Be filled with the presence of the Divine and let it illuminate your path. Continue to grow as you journey well with God himself beside you every inch of the way.

Published by joekmac

I am a pastor in the United Methodist Tradition. I am the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belen in the New Mexico Annual Conference. I am married to Cazandra and have two sons with hemophilia.

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