I must tell you that I have needed and enjoyed the dialogue of writers that has continued on this blog the last couple of days. I have to thank @Phillip for that. His opening post stirred something inside of me, made me feel vulnerable, but open, and that is exactly what I needed.
Since then, we have engaged, the writers of this blog and I, in great conversation, which I now know the Lord intended. I no longer feel so alone in my writing, but full of hope and life. Your comments and words shared have helped me dig deeper, engaged me, and made me feel that is was ok to feel what I was feeling. To question everything. I have in fact become one of the disciples, and so have you.
Without noticing, we embarked on the same journey as they have. Questions, doubts, and fears. Where are you God? What are you doing? I can tell you that for me, I haven’t written in several days and do not feel compelled to do so, or at least to return to what I was doing in autopilot. But I have also been stimulated to realize that God is doing a new thing. Would you expect anything less from Him? Just look at the gospel reading for today.
What does Simon Peter do? Returns to what he knows- fishing. He goes back to his old career, his old life, his old way of doing things, even after the Resurrection. Then he invites his friends to do the same- return to their old ways. Do you see the irony in all of this? The thread of our discussions? We are an Easter people, but 2000 plus years later we are saying the same, let us return to our old ways….
One thing is clear, we cannot do that, we cannot return to our old ways. God is doing something new. And although we do not know what it is yet, have faith my friends, He will reveal it to us. And in the midst of not knowing, we must be still. But being still and waiting does not mean that we do not engage with one another, in fact quite the opposite! Let’s continue to publicly engage in this conversation like the disciples did, becoming vulnerable like they were. Showing the world our flaws, faults, and everything in between. This is what makes us human. This is our story. This my friends is the dialogue that God is asking us to have right now.
So let’s write posts to one another on this platform, sharing our hearts, our minds and our honesty. Right now none of us should be writing to write, we should be writing to and for one another. Just the thought of that makes me excited! I want to write for you because the Lord has asked me. To share my heart with you and the whole world.
To my fellow writers on this page, do not go fishing. Do not return to how you were, but be open to what the Holy Spirit is asking us to do right now. Do not return to your old ways, but let us send letters of encouragement and heart matters to one another as we allow the Lord to reveal to us what His plan is for this blog, for our writing and for our world.
Looking forward to the new way of doing business with you all-