“Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand by the ways and see, and ask for the ancient, [eternal, everlasting] paths, where the good [best] way is; and walk in it; and ye shall find rest for your souls,'” Jeremiah 6:16a.
Today the Lord led me to this passage of scripture. It spoke volumes to me. The word is too personal to share, but suffice it to say, God gave me much hope in it. I pray that today’s word will speak hope and peace to you as well.
“We keep praying that our illusions will fall away. God erodes them from many sides, hoping they will fall. But we often remain trapped in what we call ‘normalcy’, the way things are. Life belongs problem-solving, fixing, explaining, and taking sides with winners and losers. It can be a pretty circular and nonsensical existence.
Instead, we have to allow ourselves to be drawn into sacred space, into liminality. All transformation takes place there. We have to move out of ‘business as usual’ and remain on the ‘threshold’ (limen, in latin) where we are betwixt and between. There, the old world is left behind, but we are not sure of the new one yet. That’s a good space. Get there often and stay there as long as you can by whatever means possible. It’s the realm where God can best get at us because we are out of the way. In the old world is able to fall apart and the new world is able to be revealed. If we don’t find liminal space in our lives, we start idolizing normalcy. We end up believing it’s the only reality, and our lives shrivel” (Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr).
Holy One. Lord Christ, Yeshua who was and is and was from the beginning, thank you for taking us into Your sacred space. Cleanse us of our idols. Please Holy One, ruthlessly and relentlessly tear down the idols that so easily replace you such as home, hearth, comfort, pleasure, title, position, job, family, beauty, normalcy. Help us to seek and live wholly for you. Holy One, you know us. You are far above us and Your ways and thoughts are not ours. Transform us to be like You. Take us to the sacred space of in-between where You are.
You made us in Your image. May that image be reflected today. Amen.