Thought for the Week: All aboard

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! I’ve cho­sen the theme of “Life is a Journey” for the month of January and this Sunday’s topic is “All Aboard!” I know, for many this last year has been anything but pleasant in many ways and so some may think, “I didn’t sign up for this trip, I just want to go back to the way things were.” And yet we all know that isn’t going to happen. Life doesn’t go backward so we might as well get on board and readjust our itinerary.

I believe that we are all here at the will of the Creator. This life has been given to us as a gift. There is an unseen Spirit that has shaped every living creature and form of every kind. This un­seen Spirit is within and around all of Life for It is omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence. Therefore, there is not a spot where God is not. This God, Spirit, Source, Substance is a living Be­ing, that at Its core essence is changeless and yet the workings of “Its hands” so to speak, are ever changing.

We are the “hands” of God. Actually, Mother Teresa put it this way: “I am a pencil in the hand of God.” What a beautiful vision to keep! God created all and yet gives us freedom to choose the way in which we express Him. I can choose to be a pencil, a neon crayon, a fountain pen, etc. The way in which we express the unchanging substance that we are is up to us.

This ride of Life is not for the faint of heart. We have no idea when the journey will end. Each and every day we wake let’s us know we are here for a very good reason. We are here to be so well acquainted with our Source that we are keenly aware of Its subtle directions that come from deep within our heart and soul. We are here to know and feel the God experience and from this place our thoughts and actions bear witness to the mag­nificence that we are.

Say with me: “I gladly welcome this new year of 2021 in my journey of life. I get on board with deepening my connection to my God within and willingly and joyously am able to reflect out only Its qualities of Love, Peace, Joy and more. For this I am eternally grateful. And it is so.”

— Rev. Gay Beauregard, Alpine Church of Spiri­tual Living


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