Trust in God at Jacksonville Presbyterian ChurchIn Chicago, a man was about to cross a busy street when a lovely young girl walked up, led by a seeing-eye dog. He realized that she was blind. The lights changed, and the people started crossing. He was about to offer to help her across the street when a big fellow stopped his truck, jumped out, and said, “Lady, can I help you across the street?”

“Oh, thank you, but no,” she replied. “l have to trust in my seeing-eye dog. If I depend on someone else, the dog won’t guide me.” “How can he tell when the lights change?” the man asked. “l don’t know how he knows,” she answered as the dog began leading her across the crowded thoroughfare, “but he knows. And, he’s never failed me!”

You know, this is just how it is with us when the lights in our lives are changing and we’ve got to move ahead…we can’t panic. We’ve got to trust our guide – God…and walk by faith. We can’t see the way, but God can. And, he will guide us to safety- He’s never failed! In Proverbs we read: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…and he shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6)

Let us pray: God of all beginnings, and God of all middles and endings as well, we bow in your presence to confess our dependence on you. Lord, we trust you. Clearly you have made everything beautiful in its time. Everything good that has ever happened to us…we owe to you. For only by your grace through Jesus Christ do we understand life as we do, and value those things that give meaning to our existence. Now grant that when our life is ended, we may hear you say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.