Spiritual Practices: Processed Past (Joy- Luke 24:32)

“They asked each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?’” -Luke 24:32

The couple smiled lovingly at each other; an incredible seascape spread in panorama behind them.

 “I am thankful to have been where I have been and to not be there anymore.” She typed in the caption below the photo. Reflecting on her memory of a years ago “failed” mission assignment, the wisdom of a processed path came through in my friend’s reflection.

 Set aside some time this week to reflect on an experience in your past that feels tender to you. How have you grown and changed since that time? What did that experience teach you? What words of grace and tender love can you offer to your past self?

May your healing Spirit surround the wounds from my past. Transform my perspective so I can graciously release the things that have weighed me down. May I embrace with joy the person I have become. Amen.


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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by shergerber

Pastor, momma & home baker in the Shenandoah Valley

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