“Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”- John 16:7
Max Lucado (A Gentle Thunder) likens the process of learning something new to someone learning to dance by reading a book on the subject. Although the steps in the book are practiced to perfection, the reader has omitted one factor- the music.
Max states that often is true in our Christian walk as well: “We Christians are prone to follow the book while ignoring the music. We master the doctrine, memorize the dispensations, debate the rules, and stiffly step down the dance floor of life with no music in our hearts.”
As called church workers, we have immersed ourselves in God’s Word and have taught those Biblical truths to the students God has entrusted to us. Many of us have grown up in the Lutheran faith. Our downsizing or position loss is a new experience. Are we simply playing this experience by the book, or is the Holy Spirit (music) in our hearts to comfort us and “guide us into all truth.”- John 16:13