The Labyrinth

The Lord himself is my inheritance, my prize. He is my food and drink, my highest joy! He guards all that is mine. He sees that I am given pleasant brooks and meadows as my share! What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the Lord who counsels me; he gives me wisdom in the night. He tells me what to do.

I am always thinking of the Lord; and because he is so near, I never need to stumble or to fall.

Heart, body and soul are filled with joy. For you will not leave me among the dead; you will not allow your beloved one to rot in the grave. You have let me experience the joys of life and the exquisite pleasures of your own eternal presence.

Psalm 16: 5-11 (TLB)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

Abigail Mills is from Arizona. She has always loved to walk a prayer labyrinth. The calming repetitiveness of the various switchbacks and turns of the path lulls her into a meditative state. Over the years her affection for the prayer walk or labyrinth has remained. When you walk a labyrinth, it is not always clear how or when you will reach the center; but you trust the path will lead you there.If you step out of the path or don't follow the turns, however, you may not reach the center at all. You have to be mindful of following the track and trusting it to lead you to the end.

Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust and rely on the Lord rather than on ourselves. Life is much like a labyrinth in this way. God counts on us to follow the path without cutting corners and making careless mistakes. sometimes we do not know where God is leading us or how we will get there, but we can trust that God will lead us along the right path to the right end.

Prayer: dear God, thank you for leading us on the path of life. Help us to remain on it faithfully, in Jesus' name, amen.

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