A person can get lost on the way. A gale can blow up and swirl around us, and before we know it, we’ve lost sight of God’s welcome and our place in God’s family. We can get lost in our successes or busyness and lose track of that which defines us—whose we are. But our baptism holds us fast. Thank goodness our relationship with God does not depend on our ability to stay focused! Life unfolds before us, whatever our age or stage. God desires goodness for us and for all. We watch for God’s will to be fulfilled in our lives and live to honor God’s will for those around us and for God’s creation.
This message is adapted from “Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing in God” written by Catherine Malotky in the June 2002 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.