And the Answer Is…

I’ve never been good at trivia. However, when attending trivia nights, I’m usually the one knowing the few odd answers that stump others. These would likely be in the categories of music (classical), nursery rhymes, or baking. But from my inexperienced trivial memory, those questions occur just once or twice, if ever.

Jesus!

Yes, Jesus is the answer. A friend told me a story about teaching seminary students. When they struggled with the answer to a question, many times the answer was right before them: Jesus. A group of us discussed this after church today. If we have fear or grief in our lives, maybe feeling lost about what to do, sometimes we try to pull through with our own strength. We may forget that Jesus is always here and ready to help carry us. If I don’t know where to turn, I have usually found an answer or felt led in a specific direction, after turning to God in prayer. I don’t even need words. God already knows what I’m asking. I can be assured that God is listening to my voice, and I am certain that I need to listen to God’s voice. That’s the answer!

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true Word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord; thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower; raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power. – Irish poem; trans. Mary Byrne, 1905; vers. Eleanor Hull, 1912

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