Chain Link Fence

By Lisa Are Wulf ~

spiritual-help-chain-link-fenceRecently I read a short quote by John Newman.  “I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.”  Of course, there’s an obvious meaning – that we’re all connected and nobody is really alone.  And that’s nice to know – especially in disconnected America where independence is king.

But here’s another angle.  It seems most comforting to realize I am standing on the shoulders of so many men and women of the past.  I like knowing that there is a link connecting me back two thousand years to the earliest Christians.  If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here.

It feels safe and secure to know that I’m part of the larger picture.  I’m not just standing alone.  All the others – the cloud of witnesses from the letter to the Hebrews – are with me as I run my own personal race.

What do you think?