February 26

I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to obey my ordinances. Ezekiel 36:27 

God has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant. 2 Corinthians 3:6 

“That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.” Albert Einstein 

“Jump and I’ll catch you.” Have you ever heard a parent say that to a child perched on some high place? Can you remember one of your parents saying that to you when you were little? Did you do it? Did you jump? I think that in a sense, that is similar to what God says to us. God reaches out to us in love to make a covenant with us. He begins that process by making promises to us. God promises to be there for us and to love us, unconditionally and always. Hard to believe, that He would love us after some of the stupid things we do. 

But in order to live in that covenant, that promise, we have to dare to live our lives as if we believe God will keep his promise. There is some risk involved in doing that. But unless we take that risk, we can never learn to live in the covenant that God wants to make with us. God says, “Jump and I’ll catch you.” 

Father, thank you  for assuring us that even if our faith is a tiny mustard seed, we have strength and power of the Father’s guidance within us. Forgive me for doubting or shrinking from your call. Hold me close to you as I go out to serve others in this new covenant life. Amen. 

Peace,

Susan Hanson