As I travel with Faith, Hope and Love Global Ministries, each time a plane lands, I find myself in a “different” place. But before the wheels touch the ground, there is an in-between time. Periods of transition are useful as one looks back and forward without any point of grounding; one is “up in the air” both literally and metaphorically. From this vantage point, life can be seen more objectively.
Big questions can surface and be considered. “Where is God?” often comes to mind (even though I believe that God can not be so isolated as to be totally localized), as does the echo of Psalm 139:7-10
…where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
With each landing, I arrive in a new context. There is much to do to ground myself. At the same time, the Ground has been below me always, supporting me.
Question for reflection:
What grounds your life?
Prayer: Ground of all Being, Ground of my being, may I sense my roots extending into Your soil—in this place and in every place that I land and live. Amen.