I walked out into the morning and looked up at the sky as it was being transformed by the light of the sun, and I saw the cross formed by the vapor trails of two planes that had crossed paths at just the right angle. I firmly believe in signs, and I firmly believe that God is in the details of our individual lives, and so, I firmly believe that He gave this sign to me this morning, on the dawn of a new year, to remind me of so many things -- but first, this:
"To be a Christian is no light matter. It is a
call to a transformed life and to perseverance through whatever troubles
may arise. It may be the hardest thing anyone can do. Yet anyone can
do it, with Christ supplying the necessary strength. In the end it is
the only thing that really matters.
Will you take that path?
Master is going before you. He is looking back at you with a most
compelling gaze. He is saying, 'Come!' He is commanding, 'Follow Me!'"
~ J.M.Boice, Christ's Call to Discipleship
May 2014 be a year of following ever closer on His heels.