March 1, 2017
New View, New Life
Blow the trumpet in Zion!
proclaim a fast,
call an assembly;
Gather the people...
On a late morning in May, the boys and I set out on a walk from the Tuscan hill town in which we were staying. Our path was an ancient [i]vie cave[/i] cut by the Etruscans. It was not an easy walk. We descended and ascended steep walkways. The paths have been worn so deep that high walls of stone rise on either side in the eerie quiet. Tired and thirsty, we wondered which way to go at the crossings. It started to rain.
But at the end, there we were--atop the opposite hill, with a stunning perspective of the tumbling stone village, a sight revealed only by the journey.
And I thought, how could we doubt we would arrive? Together, with other travelers, past, present and future, we know this is a way, not just to a new point of view, but to the reality of new life.
Jesus, strengthen me with hope and faith as I begin this Lenten journey.
- Amy Welborn
Joel 2:12-18|Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17|2 Corinthians 5:20--6:2|Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18