“So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Mark 11:24

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and get off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”

Corrie ten Boom

We’ve had plenty of opportunities the last few weeks to connect with our ability to trust the engineer! The winter storm here in Texas set off cascading events that literally put us in the dark—and the cold to boot—right in our own homes. And that was on top of daily dealing with pandemic health and economic concerns. And that was on top of whatever may be happening in our personal lives. We’ve been hunkered down. I hope that in the midst of the hunkering we also felt God’s light and warmth.

I find that trust is trust. Yet depending on where I am at any given moment on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, God’s Presence will show up differently in my life. When basic human survival needs are in question God feels a lot like warmth, light, water, and food. Higher up that ladder, God looks like love, harmonious relationships, and self-worth. And at the pinnacle, God’s Presence is experienced as creativity, transcendence, and fulfillment of soul.

The takeaway is that God is God—all the time. God doesn’t change. The Divine is life itself and is ever present within and around us, supplying what we most need in exactly the right form for any given circumstance. And resource comes whether we realize it or not. It comes more fully perhaps when we are consciously open to it, but it still comes. God’s law is love and grace – always filling us to overflowing even when we have no idea we need it.

Trust. Pray. You will be filled even when you aren’t so sure good is coming your way. God is gracious. God is love. God is the Engineer. Trust.

In the Love and Light of the Christ,

Rev. Anna


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