Thought for the Day – Friday 16th October

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“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.

Matthew 13 : 40 – 43

Have you ever cleared out an area that has been overcome with so much stuff that you couldn’t see the floor? You would walk through and constantly be tripping on things and stepping on things because there were too many things there that were no longer serving any purpose. Once you clear that space out and can see the floor again, it just feels good, and you now have what you need. What you didn’t need has been cleared out of the way.

It might seem that right now we are being covered in weeds, and tripping and falling at every corner. We are so desperately wanting a path to be cleared. The important thing to remember is that the clearing doesn’t happen when we want it to, but it will happen. What we can do is continue to make our way through the weeds the best we can, and when we trip, get back up and keep going.

Prayer: Loving God, we give you thanks for this amazing promise that you will come and clear a way so that we can better follow you. You will clear things out so that we can shine your love to the ends of this world. Help us to not give up hope when all we see around us is hopelessness. Keep us going and give us strength. Amen.

Action: Give yourself grace when you trip. Remind yourself that you do not journey alone.