WHEN JESUS SAYS, “I am the way,” he is letting us know that the route that’s always reliably open is the God in whom Jesus put his faith. Our deepest identity is not to be found in all the changing ways we find to get around in this life; rather, it is in our following Jesus’ way of trusting God through all our changes. Harold reminds us that in all life’s losses, God wants to make a way for us. In trusting this is so, we may be granted “strength and help to move forward” into the Holy Mystery that lies ahead.
—Susan Carol Scott
Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life
From page 23 of Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life by Susan Carol Scott. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.—John 14:6, NRSV
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Sustainer of all that is, give me faith that hopes in what I can and cannot see. Thank you for giving me life and for the small miracles that find me each day. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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