Breaking the wire

Age and experience seem to work in our favour with regards to spiritual and emotional health. The book of Titus gives the older women encouragement to train younger women to love their husband and children as if they might just know better.

I looked at a aged string of twisted barbed wire today.  It was rusty and weak - easy to break with a gloved hand. In comparison a freshly strung barb would be almost impossible to tear apart without help from work tools.

Healing comes sometimes with age and spiritual experiences.  The barbed wires that held us captive seem to become easier to break off ourselves.  We need less intervention from others.  We recognize that life is tough and that a life committed to be a disciple of Jesus is perhaps tougher - or brings with it a different set of wiring.

I pray today for awareness of  spiritual healing and joy at imparting life and wholeness to those who are caught in the sharp wires. 

“To be commanded to love God at all, let alone in the wilderness, is like being commanded to be well when we are sick, to sing for joy when we are dying of thirst, to run when our legs are broken. But this is the first and great commandment nonetheless. Even in the wilderness - especially in the wilderness - you shall love him.”
‘A Room to Remember’ Frederick Buechner