If I counted the times I felt lost, unnoticed or abandoned, I’d lose my way yet again. There is comfort in accepting the fact that only in our own eyes are we ever really lost. For God always knows where we are, how far we’ve come and how much farther we have to go. It is because even in our unrighteousness, our sometimes wayward steps and self condemnation, we are valued by our Creator. Regardless of how hard we are on ourselves, God rejoices in our continuous struggle to be found; to reconcile ourselves to God’s grace of loving us, especially when we are unable to love ourselves. Thank you God for even when we are lost we are never devalued. Your Holy Spirit continues to seek us out and when we find each other again, sings out – Rejoice… for I have found my (lost) sheep; …my (valued) coin! Luke 15:1-10
Lent: Day 34 –‘Teacher, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way. Mark 10:46-52
Blind Bartimaeus wanted to see again. This tells us that at some previous point in his life, he did have sight and by some turn of event lost it. We all occasionally lose our way. It is easy in this world to be distracted by our hurt feelings, disappointments and frustrations. It is fortunate for us that God knows the heart that is left to tears and outcries of despair. Listen and take heart! The Savior’s journey travels every path that we take and calls us to once again to follow him in his path of light to resurrection and glory.
2 Corinthians 4:13-18 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
Psalm 43 O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.