This morning I wrote a short prayer for Light for the Journey on facebook and I have found myself mediating on it throughout the day. Tom and I are getting ready to go on our annual Lenten retreat on Thursday and this has been great preparation for me, especially in the midst of what is turning out to be an extremely busy season
May all that is within me sit quietly before God
May my soul rest and listen
May I touch the heart of God and be transformed
As I say repeating this refrain today the story of the woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment came to my mind and it struck me – she wasn’t just touching his garment, she was indeed touching his hear,. and as a result she was transformed. From a woman who was ostracized and abandoned she was once more embraced and included and not just included back into the society that had rejected her but included even more incredibly into the family of God and society of God’s resurrection world
Oh the joy of touching God’s heart. All of us have some area in our lives where we feel ostracized or abandoned. All of us need to touch the heart of God and be transformed so that we can become God’s people in every part of our being. My prayer for this retreat time is that I may be able to touch the heart of God in a place where I have not been before and so be transformed.