Day 29: Monday, March 27, 2023
Rev. Sela Finau
Scripture: Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” (John 14:5 NRSV)
Devotion: Many of us know the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We remember Alice’s conversation with the Cheshire Cat during her journey through Wonderland. When Alice approached a fork in the road, she asked, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” The Cat replied, “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Alice said, “I don’t much care where.” The Cat replied, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Do you know where you are? Do you have a sense of direction for where you are going? Are you lost and cannot find your way? Knowing where we are and where we are going makes a big difference in how we get there and when to get there. We may not be on the same exact path, but it makes a difference that we know where we are heading. Jesus told his disciples, “Follow me!” Like them, we want to follow. But if we are honest with ourselves, we often feel like Thomas, who said, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”
Our destination as disciples on Jesus’ path is a life centered on loving God and others. Are you on this path? If not, what changes must you make to get on this path? During our journey in the season of Lent, will you ask God to help you get on this path? Trust, follow, and ask God to be your guide and vision.
Prayer: Gracious God, when we are lost and can’t find our way, help us to see and be our vision the rest of the way. Amen