When a new hospital opened in Calgary, there was a fair bit of uncertainty and confusion upon entering this massive facility. This revolved mostly around a maze of floors, corridors and doors. It was not unusual for one to become turned around or to end up on the wrong unit. I know from personal experience! Fortunately, the hospital had a group of volunteers who could steer everyone in the right direction. With their help, the maze, which might confound, trick or trap a person, becomes more like a labyrinth which provides a single way in and a single way out.
The season of Lent can bring to mind the challenges and temptations we face at times as we journey through the valleys and vistas of life. Confronted by options and decisions, it’s not always easy to discern the best way through and out. We can end up feeling lost in the maze of it all. The apostle Paul, no stranger to trials and times of testing, confesses that there is a way out; that God, who is faithful, will show the way.
Faithful God, please show me the way today. Amen. — LW