Walking, Walking… — June 23, 2020
Yesterday we saw a fisherman find a statue near Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Bet you don’t know what Santiago de Compostela is famous for… pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is when you take a long journey, usually for a religious purpose or a quest. People today still take pilgrimage to places like Mecca, or the Vatican, and some religions it is a requirement to go on pilgrimage at least once in your life. The SDC pilgrimage goes back to medieval times, as people would walk the trails to the church which was supposed to have been where St. James was buried. It’s a very long road to walk, and one of the reasons they did it was to show their faith and devotion to God. Often, people did it because a loved one was sick, or to show gratitude. It’s a time for people to have reflection on their faith and on God, since they walk for days or weeks some times.
We don’t have to make a pilgrimage for God, but it does make you think–how do we reflect on God? If you were walking for 10 hours a day, no internet, no cell phone, would you maybe talk to God more than you normally do? I’m guessing yes. What about during this COVID time–you’re at home more, you’re not as busy–has it made you talk more to God, or has it done the opposite?
I will tell of your greatness, my God and King. I will praise your name forever and ever. 2 I will praise you every day. I will praise your name forever and ever. 3 The Lord is great and deserves all our praise!No one can fully understand his greatness!Psalm 145:1-3 (ERV)
Talk to God daily–speak of his goodness, his power and his love EVERY DAY. Thank him, confess, and be joyful daily.
Dear God in Heaven, You are great and I praise you. Thank you for my life and for your goodness, forgive when I forget to come to you each day. Amen.