Whether dramatic or subtle, whether gradual or immediate, life is changing and we are changing. We are called to places we would never choose. We suffer and wonder if we’ll make it. We stretch and grow stronger.
Times of transition often present us with opportunities to step forward in ways that we would not have imagined before. When it seems that we are hard-pressed on every side, God makes us bolder. We find strength and courage that we didn’t know were there.
Think of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was born of water and the Spirit, but it was the injustice of white supremacy that propelled him to bring his faith and convictions into the public arena.
In our day, what is God calling you to courageously face? You have been raised from death to life for just such a time as this.
This message is an excerpt from We are claimed in the wilderness by The Rev. Dr. Joy McDonald Coltvet in a Café faith reflection.