May 06, 2023
The Place Where God Calls You
"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet." — Frederick Buechner (Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's ABC)
God calls us to space, place, face, and at His own pace to and through grace to meet Him and one another.
"The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. 'I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.'" - Genesis 12 1.
This was a far more significant turning point for Abraham that he or we could know. The place and land He will show us may be a mystery where we are likely to touch the misery of humanity in a way that we can face it, doing more than occupying space, but imparting grace.
It is the pace of it with which I sometimes argue.
Yet, that is not my place. My place is where I am placed.
May my deep and abiding gladness in being accepted, loved, embraced, and forgiven overcome all my reservations and meet, with contagious joy, the hunger of a broken world.