To follow Christ by living in obedience to his way and surrendering to his will in this secular world is like finding our way home through a dark forest. The darkness of secularism, the constant cackling noise of unbelief, the deceptively alluring call of those who pretend to know how to get us home, the unyielding obstacles of giant rocks and crevices demand a “worldly accepted way” of navigating if we are to move forward. In rousing the spirit of a gentile King Cyrus into releasing God’s people to build his temple in Jerusalem, we are shown that God is in full control over all things. There is no crooked way he cannot make straight to help us find our way if we seek to live surrendered to his will and his way. Jesus says “My sheep know my voice”, we are invited to listen carefully for that voice to lead us, for his word and path will always be revealed. When we receive that light of faith and wisdom to live, we are invited to illuminate the path for those who are to come. We can guide others on the path to finding Jesus.
Prayer: Abba Father, fill me with your Spirit so that the world may see you in my actions. Amen.