Becoming & Growing


Martin Luther once wrote:

This life is not a state of being righteous, but rather, of growth in righteousness; not a state of being healthy, but a period of healing; not a state of being, but becoming; not a state of rest but of exercise and activity.  We are not yet what we shall be, but we grow towards it; the process is not yet finished, but is still going on; this life is not the end, it is the way to a better. All does not yet shine with glory; nevertheless all is being purified.

We are beings becoming, even when we think we are stuck and going nowhere.  God is fashioning us in all the facets of our lives if we let Him.  That is the amazing thing; that God gives us free will to accept his gifts that mold and make us….the becoming that Luther talked about in the 15th century.  It does not matter what age you are, what social group you belong to, how successful or unsuccessful you are; you are being formed by the love of an unconditional God. If you don’t believe me, look around at the seasons in His creation.  They are perfect in their process of becoming and growing. 

Blessings this week, Deacon Nancy Trimble

Nancy Trimble