I have a hope for God. We are constantly being challenged. Yet to truly know The Way in heart and mind is to live it in heart and mind. To love God and love others as self is The Way. Together, along this way, we all are both the other and the self. Along this way we can expect to be challenged because the world gives us every opportunity to choose another way to live. But our hope means that we journey on, along The Way until we get where we are destined to be with God. Until then, along The Way we expect to be defended and we expect to be upheld according to God’s mercy; according to God’s grace and according to God’s love.
“keep him in custody, but let him have some liberty and don’t prevent any of his friends from taking care of his needs.” Acts 24:1-23 Ever wonder why you are who you are or why you are where you are right now? When Paul was accused by the Jews and brought before the Roman Council, one aspect of his identity (Roman citizenship) not only served to benefit him, more importantly it served to glorify God. Paul’s message, carried a double edge – saving and convicting the hearts of both Jews and Gentiles. When we like Paul say yes to God’s will and his way, it doesn’t matter who we are or where we are, God our protector and provider will also use us to his glory as well!