Crossing the Abyss, Part Four

Crossing the Abyss, Part Four

We are all in such a hurry, rushing from here to there, from this to that, an endless treadmill of movement going nowhere. Anxiety is as common as a cold. We are anxious about the future, our jobs, our relationships…we are anxious about virtually everything. And our anxiety breeds a drive to acquire more and more of everything. I bought a shirt I didn’t need yesterday. Nothing is enough. We want more of everything. More money, more prestige, more clothing, more contacts, better cars, bigger houses, faster computers.

And in our endless movement, our constant rushing, we do not see our own loneliness, our brokenness. In stillness, we see that we are all wounded. But as our hearts become more transformed by the presence of Christ, we are able, in our weakness, to feel the love of God and to trust in the abundance of God’s love. Our relentless drive to acquire more is fueled by our deep-rooted sense of scarcity, our inability to trust that God wants to give us all that we need.


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