Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Today’s text

Luke 11:9-10

So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks the door will be opened.


I am acutely aware, dearest Friend, that thousands are asking, searching and knocking as I struggle to write to you through this tired mind. They are far more weary than I, for they pray and hope for their beloved, whom they fear have perished in the swirling waters of a great river.

Dozens, certainly, search that murky water amid the twisted steel of a broken bridge in a city well known to me, and to you surely. They will do work no one else wants to do to bring people the worst news they will likely ever hear. They will find the bodies of beloved souls who went to work, to school, to the city, never imagining they would never again arrive home.

Bless the searchers, Blessed One, and those who wait with their hearts in their throats. Seek and find their hearts, knock until they open, ask that they might receive the consolation of your unceasing love, which is the only good and gracious news on days like this, and every day is like this for someone, dearest One.

For as much as we ask and seek and knock, you do so much more, hunting us down in our lonely places and seeking to love us into life. Let us never forget that our asking and seeking is but the resonance of your own search for us. So welcome our asking and searching, even as you welcome the souls of your beloved into unimaginable eternity. Amen

Pr. David L. Miller

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