Out of the door and down the lane. I can see, as this is the first run I have done in the light. Paths are no longer small pockets ahead lit only by my head torch but I can see everything. Not only the way ahead but all around me.
God can see everything, He can see the bigger picture beyond what our humble human senses can experience, we must trust Him.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Earlier in the day I was in breezy Blackburn for a choral evensong, but was spending some time walking through the town. When some former pupils saw me and called out a greeting, it was nice and they were pleasant but as I was walking further away I heard a chant that filled me with joy.
“I AM the door” they chanted louder and louder with joy. This was a passage I talked to them about explaining how Jesus stated that He is the door to release us from our bondage of the world. He did this through His death and resurrection and ascension to sit with the Father.
I could never imagine that as a teacher I could leave them with such a powerful and releasing phrase from scripture. At school they started to initially annoy me, but who can be annoyed with people chanting scripture with joy.
I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
This was just as suitable worship as the glorious sounds of the massed choirs as they came in, singing glory to God.
Dear Lord, thank you for your constant eyes which guide us, thank you for the Holy Spirit which convicts us and thank you for the sacrifice of your son for our redemption.