Years ago I took my family to Disney World and encountered Space Mountain for the first time. The line we were in was incredibly long and as we approached the entrance to Space Mountain I had the feeling of sheep being led to slaughter; not a pleasant experience. We kept moving upward and into a darker space with no possibility of turning around and getting out of what was going to be something I would never forget. Finally we reached the place to board a car where I was seated alone. The attendant then asked me to remove my glasses and put them into my socks! It was a lucid moment to be sure. Off we went and most of you know what happens next. Not being able to see in a dark space and being hurtled and tossed about is not my idea of fun. The one thought that stays with me was how I had to trust the outcome. I had to place belief in the soundness of the structure and mechanics of this thing in which I was flying through space. Trust. That’s the optimum word. The belief that everything will be fine.

Giving oneself to the world of spirit can be just as unsettling. We are accustomed to the physical realm but not the spiritual. Placing trust in God that everything will work out can feel just like an experience of Space Mountain.

But in the end, we all come out safely.

Chuck Marohnic
Director of Music for Darkwood Brew

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