I am starting up my blog again! I published my second book in June of 2017 and then shortly after, I lost my dear husband, Gregory and moved. I am resurfacing and starting up my writing and work again. May God bless!
After any of us loses someone we dearly love, a part of us losses our sure footing and path. The voice of our Good Shepard calls so strongly to us during those times, especially through our friends and family who comfort us. Yet even they cannot fill the void left by our loved one. What did our Lord teach us about how to hear His Voice so we can follow Him even in our grief and struggles? We go through the gate, the Scriptures.
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly...”I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine….My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (Passages from the Gospel of John, Chapter 10)
The voice of our Savior is one of love, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, repentance, humility, connection and joy. It is the voice of encouragement. The voice that calls us to prayer and service of others, with others. Anything else is not worth listening to or following at all.
Listening to and following His voice becomes our active prayer and work.
As we enter into the season of Pentecost, bringing with us the joy of Pascha and rebirth, I pray our Good Shepard and His Holy Spirit will newly touch our hearts and renew a right Spirit within us.
In Christ with gratitude and joy,