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Still Wearing That?

March 25, 2017

This startling image is from TWD, Season 6.

Another character asks the priest, “Why are you still wearing that?”

He quickly answers, “I’m still who I was.”

You and I are wearing parts of our past right now as well.

Do they help define us, or do they limit us? Does one cancel out the other? Don’t be too quick with your answers.

Back to the priest in his collar carrying a rifle.

There’s a long pause after he says, “I’m still who I was.”

Then, speaking a little slower, he adds, “I think.”

Are you caught somewhere between your past and your future, between who you were and who you’re becoming?

In the midst of all of our transitions and even our missteps and detours, Psalm 139:7-12 is still true:

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

And Jesus wasn’t kidding when he said, I am with you always (Matthew 28:20).

“I’m still who I was…. I think.”

It’s okay to live into the questions. That’s where the answers are.

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2 Comments
  1. Amy Dickte permalink

    Love this message today. So many questions of late. Know that my God, our God is always present even when we are uncertain of His plans for us.

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