In a scene from the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance, struggling golfer Rannulph Junuh (played by Matt Damon) is competing in the match of his life and slices a tee shot into the trees. As he looks for the golf ball, his mind takes him back to a painful experience from his time fighting in the first World War. As this PTSD induced flashback is breaking him down mentally and emotionally, his caddie and mentor Bagger Vance (played by Will Smith), talks him back from the brink.
(Bagger) “You've been carrying this burden long enough. Time to go on and lay it down.”
(Junuh) “I don't know how.”
(Bagger) “You got a choice. You can stop or you can start... It's time for you come on out of the shadows, Junuh. It's time for you to choose.”
(Junuh) “I can't.”
(Bagger) “Yes, you can. And you're not alone. I'm right here with you. I've been here all along.”
Sometimes when we experience a life impacting event... positive or negative, expected or unexpected... it means change. Change is hard. In the midst of that change you may think no one else knows or cares. You may think you can’t. But you’d wrong. You can. You can, because the risen Jesus Christ is with you and has been there all along.
My prayer for you is that whatever road you find yourself on, you will seek and know the risen Christ's peace and presence.
Your partner on the journey,