“Here sighs and cries and wails coiled and recoiled on the starless air, spilling my soul to tears.” – Dante
Look at this sea of faces: anger, accusation, judgment, grief, deception, misunderstanding, selfishness, abuse, faithlessness, powerlessness. There is suffering and darkness, endlessly shaping itself across the ages through disfigured family and social structures, through blighted politics, business, nationalities and religion. Corruption and malignancy and suffering abound – and all of it is directed straight at you.
Take that in for a moment. Experience the weight of it.
“Brethren, your calling is very holy. Your work is very difficult. Your savior is very mighty, and the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Dr. J.H. Jowett
I love these words.
A holy calling is a strong urge toward a way of life that is consecrated to God, devoted to the service of God. It’s a strong urge to know more of God, to commune with Him and His truth, to be dedicated to an ever deepening relationship with our Creator.