Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Today’s text

Ephesians 1:9,10

He has let us know the mystery of his purpose, according to his good pleasure which he determined beforehand in Christ, for him to act upon when the times had run their course: that he would bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth


Have the times run their course, my Friend? Have we arrived at the day when you will bring everything together under Christ?

I haven’t yet read the paper, but I am certain the front page will tell me the news: “not yet.” No, not yet. The time has not arrived that will put at peace the tortured, divided world that, at once, longs for harmony but fails to know what makes for peace.

But here, in this oft-tortured heart of mine, there is, for once, no division. Only joy.

No, not the noise of happiness and good fortune, but the quiet giddiness that I know a secret and that secret is you, a love, a center of infinite gravity pulling, towing, drawing all life into yourself.

And for these morning moments, I am so drawn, knowing peace of heart, quiet of mind, joy of soul and the secret.

Time and history is a one-act play with one plot and a single motive force. You labor in all time and space to draw all things into the harmony of flesh and spirit, matter and divinity that is the life of Christ. He is the face of the future which all will become.

And the motive force is one: a love that cannot let go and let be, but which hungers for all and for me.

And for this morning at least, you’ve got me.

Thank you.

Pr. David L. Miller