This Sunday is a testimony Sunday – a time for us to testify of the good things God has done, to share where we are in need, and to ask for prayer for courage and power to face our challenges. Reflect on what is going on in your life and where (if anywhere) you see God at work. How has he revealed himself to you as the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Door to salvation, the Good Shepherd who calls the sheep by name, protects and leads them, and offers his life for them?
If you don’t have such a story in this chapter of life, if you feel isolated and maybe even estranged, fear not. It’s okay to say that. And the truth of the universe, the ground of reality, is that God still loves you. He still wants you. And he finds us when we have lost our way.