On a Pilgrimage

On Sunday we talked about ways big and small that we can go on pilgrimage, on our own or with the help of others, intentionally creating sacred time and space to meet with God at the deepest levels of our souls. This language of pilgrimage, of spiritual journey, has been with us for thousands of years because we sense the truthiness of it as a description of what's going on in our lives.

Take a few minutes to read prayerfully through this passage from the book of Hebrews, chapter 11.  What words or mental images do you find yourself resonating with?  What emotions does this idea of journey bring up for you?  Talk with Jesus a little about these things.  

8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God....  13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them."

Bonuses for the week

  1. A printable fingertip prayer labyrinth with instructions, HERE.
  2. An invitation to meet up with Brenna and anyone else interested on Thursday night at 6pm to walk the prayer labyrinth in the courtyard of Grace Brethren Church, 3601 Linden Ave.  We may grab coffee & pie at Bake N Broil afterwards!