I am under vows to you, O God;
I will present my thank offerings to you.
For you have delivered me from death
and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life.
Psalms 56:12-13 (NIV)
On May 13, 2000, a group of individuals came together
under the auspices of the Peacemaking Committee
of the Lehigh Presbytery to construct a
labyrinth for spiritual renewal at
Brainerd. A labyrinth is a
winding pathway that
life. There is one way
in and one way out. There are
no blind alleys or dead ends, as in a maze.
The path goes into the center and leads back out again.
Walking the Labyrinth
There are three parts to the labyrinth walk. The first part is the movement into the center. As you walk toward the center, you release the details and busyness of your mind. When you reach the center, you can spend time reflecting, praying, meditating as you are drawn to do. The third part, as you leave the center, is the time of awareness, of sensing God’s presence.