We have these folding barriers we use in the gym to help split the room up into classrooms. They give a sense of space, of ownership. Truth is they don’t stop anything it’s all an illusion.
Sometimes we have real life experiences in our lives that can become barriers to our walk with Christ. Recently many of the members of our church family have and are experiencing some difficult times and decisions. Hospice care, car accidents, operations and relationship difficulties. I have heard some people explain, “Why is God allowing this to happen? There seems to be so much going wrong in our church.” There it is…barrier(s).
But these are only part of living in a sin filled world. Macrina Wiederkehr wrote this, “What I am suggesting here is that everything in your life is a stepping-stone to holiness if only you recognize that you do have within you the grace to be present to each moment. Your presence is an energy that you can choose to give or not give. Every experience, every thought, every word, every person in your life is part of a larger picture of your growth… Let everything energize you. Let everything bless you. Even your limping can bless you.”
You see there are other things going on as well within our family. A wedding this week, new babies, and growth spiritually within our fellowship. Let us allow God to send us out to prepare the way for others, that they too may gladly accept the coming of Jesus Christ into their life situations. Let us not only “limp” but jump with joy as we help others to knock down the barriers that try to separate us from the Kingdom of God. Amen!