I remembered an interview that occurred on NPR. It was an interview with a nuclear physicist and truthfully it was not the most exciting interview ever recorded. It was like listening to an exceptionally boring sermon. (Funny, because by now you are accustomed to that happening at least a couple times a month.) The scientist was talking about stable isotopes and beta decay – things far beyond the limitations of my C+ brain. But, I’m always up for a good challenge – so I endured the 20 minutes conversation hoping to glean a particle of information or insight. As the conversation began to wind down the scientist said something I actually understood. She said that we live in a world that demands us to test. (This is not a political statement about testing – but now that I think about it, I guess that last sentence actual was – sometimes I just humor myself.) Getting back to the interview, the scientist said we’re always testing. It’s what we do to find out facts. It’s what we do to solve problems and it’s what we do to create possibility. We test to prove. Then she said something that I found intriguing. She said, “But when you can’t test something it becomes time to trust. For me trusting is as vital to my work and life as is testing.” A very wise insight because not everything that can be trusted can or needs to be tested and proven true. We invite you to trust the presence of the One who lives in you.
Scripture Reading: Galatians 2:19-20
“For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”
What does it mean to have Christ live in you?
How is your faith being tested?
Who do you see Christ living within?
Holy God, deepen my trust in Christ’s presence in my daily living
and when my faithfulness is tested let me embody a life that reveals your love. Amen
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