Trusting in Jesus…

Trusting in Jesus…

The image of Jesus as our vine and we as His branches speaks of our dependence on our Savior and Redeemer.  Today’s readings remind that our souls thirst for God and His love.  He is the only source of eternal life and apart from him we will not survive.

It is told that Rick Husband, the commander of the Columbia shuttle which was lost last February 1, together with his crew, had dinner in a famous restaurant in Houston, near the Space Center area, before the fatal mission. And during the dinner, the owner of the restaurant requested him for autograph on an enlarged picture of Rick in his space suit as part of a growing collection of photos of astronauts in the walls of the restaurant.  And Rick obliged and added to his signature the reference Proverbs 3:5-6.

Proverbs 3:5-6 reads: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Never rely on what you think you know.  Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.”  Chapter 3 of  Proverbs is entitled in the new translations of the Bible as Advice to Young People.

Of course, Rick Husband had no clue of the tragic end of his mission into space. But the 45-year-old US Air Force colonel, who earned the degree of a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, had so much spiritual insight into things that he did in his life, especially working as an astronaut.  This statement from the commander of the space shuttle mission speaks of a profound faith that is uncharacteristic a human being of such prime age, peak health, high prestige and even considerable wealth.  In a way, this statement from Proverbs summarizes the spirit of Christian life.

As we continue with our journey of faith in our community, let us renew our trust in the Lord.  Let us not rely on what we think we know.  Let us remember the Lord in everything that we do so that he would show us the right way…