I intended today’s post to be about the cheerful, daffy daffodils that have been springing up along the trails I’ve been walking for A Pilgrim’s Draw. Unfortunately, as I was starting to write my post our wireless went wonky.
I tried all the troubleshooting on my end to get the internet back up and was unsuccessful. Time to call the techs. After thirty plus minutes on the line with a support tech running all sorts of diagnostics, suddenly a light bulb came on. The frustrated tech had decided to check if there was an outage in my area. Lo and behold there was!!! LOL!! So much time and energy wasted when we should have looked for the simple, obvious solution.
My faith walk can be a lot like that. Too often we unnecessarily complicate our life as a Christian. We set up rules, over analyze Scripture, demand perfection of ourselves, and on and on. We suck the joy out of being a faithful child of God. At its heart though, the Christian life is much simpler than that. Take a hint from Jesus:
…36“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ 38“This is the great and foremost commandment.…
This is what I love about Lent and the different devotions I do during it each year. It is a way to reconnect to the source, refocus, and simplify my pilgrim’s walk.
Oh yeah, the daffodils (or daffydils, as I called them when I was little) really are a happy discovery, cheering me on during my walks.
Remember, faith works!