In the four years since we (God and I) wrote this devotion, life has changed. I retired after 40 years of teaching, a profession I adored. As a teacher we often emphasize the importance of being a “continual learner.” In that vein, I began to learn pickleball — a game that is played with paddles and uses a ball that is similar to a wiffle ball. It is played on a court 2/3 the size of a tennis court. I absolutely love it!
A friend suggested that I read a book called Discovering Lectio Divina by Evan B. Howard and James C. Wilhoit. It spoke about a way of engaging with the Lord through scripture that involves reading, meditating, praying and contemplating. This approach has been both refreshing and eye-opening for me!
As I go forward, I march with the thought that while I may be retired from teaching, we will never be “retired” from serving the Lord. And for that I praise God mightily!
I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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