Peace with Momentum
Oh, the sweet freedom of Friday afternoons in Arkansas, riding my bike home from school—the weekend arrived! There was nothing ahead to worry about, hold me back or down. Yes, it was fleeting…I mean, it was only going to last until Monday morning. But even today, nearly 40 years later I can still feel the intense and unhindered joy that came in those brief moments of being free in the deepest of childlike ways.
I’ve often referred to joy as “peace with momentum” that flows into both still and motion-filled spaces in our lives. There is an even greater joy in store for all of us when we know—deep in our bones—that our stories are redeemed, rewritten, and sealed in God’s saving love in Jesus. No darkness will mark our becoming as God’s beloved. You are God’s beloved.
Thank you, Lord, for rewriting our story through the new covenant in Jesus. May we know and embrace the unhindered joy that is ours here, in you. AMEN.