In The Real Work by Wendell Berry we find these words:
It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey.
I have mixed emotions about this thought but I imagine if I had the ability to accurately review events in my life I might see that in those moments of uncertainty and feeling lost God led me to purpose and God never lost sight of me.
Maybe like me you can recall how some of the “the worst moments” in life have led you to “the best moments.” As we gathered in worship on Consecration Sunday we remembered that even in the worst of time and the best of time we carry a hope into what is and what is to be.
This is a time — a crucial time — when we must find clarity in our “real work” and a clear path for our “real journey.”
We have much to celebrate! Not only the new members, but the faithfulness of those members who have remained diligent in the work of "making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Let us never forget that this is our “real work.” And, our “real journey” begins when we notice that we do not journey alone. We have God’s guidance and we have each other.
Let us be “real” in the work we do for Jesus.
November 14, 2022