“I am the Good Shepherd.” “I am.”
Lately, the phrase, “I am” has captured my attention. In my times of prayer, I keep coming back to that phrase. It is an assurance that, no matter what else is going on, God is. No matter what the latest theological controversy happens to be, God is. No matter what personal struggle I may be going through, God is. In the times when I feel alone or abandoned or afraid, God is. When I am confused, hearing so many conflicting voices, God is. When I am struggling to follow Jesus through the specific twists and turns of my journey, God is.
Maybe you need to remember that today too. Whatever the activities and tasks of your day, God is. Whatever the dynamics of your friendships and relationship with significant others, God is. Whatever the times of shadow hold for you, God is. God is.