In this portion of scripture, Paul was before the Areopagus and he was explaining that it is not difficult to find God; that if perhaps they might grope for him, they would find him for He is not far away from each one of us. In times of stress, you and I pray and ask God for answers (usually our concept of what we desire to happen) and God can seem distant and far away. I know that our Father answers each and every prayer—just not in our timing or the answer we seek. So what are we to do while waiting for our miracle?
Here is an interesting quote from Hildegard of Bingen which might give us pause for reflection.
“Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around Him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honour. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself, but because the air bore it along. Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God.”
I am still learning to be a feather on God’s breath. I huff and puff and try all methods of control only to realize my efforts are in vain. I try way too often to direct my own and other’s paths. How wonderful it would be to rest instead on the loving breath of God and let it all depend on him. To let go gently and relax has been my constant prayer. Oh, Lord, give to the courage to trust you and your will in all matters. Allow me to breathe. Transform me and allow me to glide on your breath--as a feather. Friend, if you are struggling with stressful situations, let go and let God. I understand in my heart that this is a much saner way to live.
Won’t you join me this week in an exercise of trusting our Father to guide and direct our paths. Listen! I hear a whisper of a breeze! Linda