life you have desired

Sunday February 15th, 2 Kings 2:  Elisha replied, "I swear by the living LORD and by your own life that I will stay with you no matter what!" And he went with Elijah to Bethel.   3 A group of prophets who lived there asked Elisha, "Do you know that today the LORD is going to take away your master?"  "Yes, I do," Elisha answered. "But don't remind me of it." Change comes hard.  Sometimes we just want to bury our head in the sand and pretend it isn’t going to happen, at least not to us.  Sometimes even when God wants to bring about change in our lives, we want to bury our head in the sand and pretend that it won’t happen, at least not now.  It just seems easier to go on as we have always done, in our minds.  We hear it in, but we never sing the old songs anymore, confirmation was not like that when I grew up, why do we now allow children to take communion?  These are all statements about keeping the church for me and not opening it up to them, even if they are my children and grandchildren. These statements are all about staying on the mountain top in the booths rather than coming down into the dusty streets or heading toward the crosses in Jerusalem.  What God wants to bring into our lives is what we were destined for from the time of our birth, a relationship with God the creator, a relationship with one another, and a relationship with the creation from which we were formed.  Change doesn’t come easy, but if God is leading, it will bring you down the mountain and back to the life you have desired all along.  


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