“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6)” replies Jesus to Thomas’ honest admission in our Gospel text tomorrow that he does not know “the way to the place” Jesus is going. Thomas, it seems is often admits his doubt or confusion. I suspect we, or at least I, stand with Thomas as the world around me is debating the way to “reopen” now with the virus still claiming lives. Deaconesses are sharing via email how each of their states is reopening and, for sure, each one is different. In Proverbs 9 for today wisdom sits at her door and invites the simple to enter, “leave your simple ways and you will live, walk in the way of understanding. v.6” By v.13 we meet the woman folly, sitting at the door of her house at the highest point in town, inviting the simple to enter…stolen water is sweet.” We will start our virtual worship tomorrow with a prelude, “Waymaker” by Michael W. Smith, a modern Christian musician my kids greatly admire. It’s a bit “active” but catchy and makes me wonder as I enter worship and lay my heart open, asking God to reveal what is His way. That may not be the popular way, or the expedient way, or the obvious way as like Thomas I am often praying, errrr, Lord, could you explain that again or send a text! But I do know the right way is not the stolen way, leading to pleasures enjoyed in secret. I post the service later and invite you to join us virtually in public worship as we celebrate the Waymaker.

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