I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way, and to bring you to the place I have prepared. --Exodus 23:20
They are there before us. While we are busy planning, considering, discerning the directions of our lives, they are already in our midst helping guide us on our way. Usually we are convinced that we know what is best for us, what steps will be needed to move us along a particular trajectory, how we will navigate from one place in life to another, when and where critical decisions should be made. We are not shy about consulting with others, but in the end, we believe we make the decisions.
While we are not mere puppets being controlled by the dancing strings held in the puppeteer’s hand, we are not so completely in control of our lives as we would like to believe. The Divine One, the One who stands outside of time as we know it, sees our purpose before it is ever suggested to us by our own minds. We are carried in love through the twists and turns of life to that destination which is at the heart of our lives, but which may not yet have been unfolded before our eyes. Because we can so frequently take a wrong turn, lose our sense of direction, stop when we should go, or go when we should stop, the shepherding angels are always positioned at a point just ahead of us to clear the path before us, and to help keep us steady so that we are certain to arrive where we are bound. Are you poised to travel life’s route relying on the shepherding angels' compass and timepiece?
O God, let me know when to let go of control so that I may be taken to places of which I have never dreamed.
These meditations by Renee Miller first appeared at explorefaith.org
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