We are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
Ms. Betty, 86, shuffles with her walker to the front of the sanctuary. She drops to her knees while singing the words of a spiritual: “Walk with me, Lord! Walk with me. While I’m on this tedious journey, I want Jesus to walk with me.”
Thirteen years ago Ms. Betty’s granddaughter Sabrina died in a car accident, leaving three young sons behind. Ms. Betty took in all three great-grandsons. After church one Sunday, one of those grandsons, Andre Taylor, was shot and killed.
Roseland Christian Ministries has been her refuge—she comes here four to five times a week. She’s at worship and Sunday school on Sunday, prayer meeting on Tuesday, hospitality committee on Wednesday, and stops in at other times too. Some days she needs prayer; some days she needs groceries.
Most of all, like the rest of us, she needs assurance that God is with her—that Jesus is still walking with her. Whether we are aware of it, feel it, acknowledge it, or not—we worship the God who, in Jesus and by his Spirit, walks with us.
God is with you. Christ is present with you on your journey today and every day.
Walk with us, Lord. While we are on this journey, please continue to walk with us, be our guide, and hold our hand. Amen.
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