Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Today's text

Colossians 1:15-20

He [Christ] is the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers-all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold together, and he is the Head of the Body, that is, the Church. He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, so that he should be supreme in every way; because God wanted all fullness to be found in him and through him to reconcile all things to him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, by making peace through his death on the cross.”


You are the beginning, O Morning Star, marking the dawn of eternal day. First born from death’s demise, risen from the end our hearts fear, you sign the start of everlastingness, joining all that is in the sweet marriage of divine Spirit and created matter even as they dwell together in you.

We start again the day, knowing little about how it will end or what smiles and desolations we may meet. We cannot see the end of the day, yet we see the end of days, the eternal tomorrow, for we have seen your risen face, Jesus. And we know: every one of our days begins under the sign of the Morning Star, marking the resurrection dawn of a love no death can hold.

We have seen the future, the world’s future--my future, and it is you. All that is, all that I am shall be joined in utter unity with all that you are. You shall be supreme in me and in all, and all shall be life, the life I see and know and taste in you.

Morning Star of everlasting tomorrow, let me taste your holy future today. I crave it like my next breath. Draw us from our divergent hearts into that great harmony of life and love, purpose and passion that is your future present, even here, even now.

Pr. David L. Miller

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