How should we respond?
When life seems to be running rapidly into a dead end
When we feel carved out and emptied by the rivers of this world's realities
When the weight of our pain threatens to crush
When our hearts are pitted and scarred by pain, anguish, shame
What should we do?
Yes, we continue to obey, to follow the signs.
To what purpose? To what end?
The men who walked in the fire told a king that even if God refused to rescue, they would continue to obey.
The man who lost all but his life declared that even if God took the last thing remaining to him, he would continue to trust.
Why do we obey, why do we trust even when we cannot seem to find the light?
Listen to the Word speak.
Listen to what the Word says as He is drawing very near to His own darkness.
"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!"
The Glory of God our Father.
Out of the rocks, His glory bursts forth.
Out of the dead and the dying, His beauty shines out.
All praise to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Father, glorify Your name!
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