Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Today’s text

2 Corinthians 5:6-7

We are always full of confidence, then, realizing that as long as we are at home in the body we are exiled from the Lord, guided by faith and not yet by sight … .


With apologies to Yogi Berra, “It’s hard to make predictions, especially when they’re about the future.”

And yet, there is a future we know, a future where surprising grace and the reality of love awaits our arrival, a future hidden in the heart of the One who is Love and nothing but.

As long as this awareness is before our eyes and lives in our heart, the days are never too hard, the challenges never too great. For we know what is most needful.

Paul sometimes thought of being ‘in the body’ as exile. It is, I suppose, for our flesh is weak. Our bodies grow tired, and our hearts begin to doubt whether the unseen future holds any of the goodness and grace we need to live, to breathe, to feel filled with vitality and purpose.

We experience separation, distance--sometimes great and impassable distance--between ourselves and the Heart our heart most needs to know. The feeling of being exiled from the Lord who is Love’s Holy Source is all too known in human hearts, believers and those who cannot find an inkling of faith within.

But moments of grace occur, gracious smiles appear, hope stirs in hearts that were barren but moments before, and the soul awakens to the reality of our lives.

We live in an ocean of unseen Presence. We move through a liquid grace that finds cracks and corners of soul through which it seeps in, awakening awareness that we are not exiles at all.

And we know: the future is predictable after all. We know nothing of what will come, but we know you, Dearest One, will be there … waiting.

Pr. David L. Miller

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