When I was a little girl I was afraid of the dark. When I grew up to be a young woman I was afraid of the dark. I am now a middle aged woman and if I stand in the dark I can still let fear creep up on me if I let it. The night, the darkness is a place where our deepest fears can take over. A place where we can imagine the worst. However, if you just add one person to the darkness, it all of a sudden isn’t that bad. When I am at my cabin in Georgia walking LD in the dark all the noises around me can spook me, but put just one person by my side and all those noises seem to mean nothing. If that someone also has a flashlight, even better.
Read: John 11:1-16
Questions to Consider:
- Do you have a story of being in the darkness?
- The Means of Grace are reading, meditating and studying the scriptures, praying, fasting, regularly attending worship, healthy living, sharing our faith with others, regularly share the sacraments and participating in a small groups: How are you doing at the Means of Grace?
So What Activity: Did one of the Means of Grace stick out to you are an area where you would like to grow? Maybe you would like to add more prayer to your life. Set a goal: I will start to pray three five times each week. OR maybe attending worship: I will attend worship each weekend unless I am sick or out of town. Or maybe participating in a small group: I will sign up for a group studying the Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation.
An update for those of you who are interested in my dog, LD.