As We Gather
In his book on prayer. Richard Foster reflects that, "in the beginning, we are indeed the subject and the center of our prayers. But in God's time and in God's way a Copernican revolution takes place in our heart. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, there is a shift in our center of gravity. We pass from thinking of God as part of our life to the realization that we are part of His life." (Prayer, 15).
This morning His steps become our steps as we meditate upon the simple words of our Lord's prayer in Gethsemane: "Thy will be done." As we listen to Jesus pray, the Spirit brings about a revolution in our hearts. Rather than struggle to make God part of our lives, we see our Lord struggle because we are part of His life. His work in this world was for our salvation.
May we follow in His steps, for Jesus brings strength even in the midst of our most sorrowful places.