Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Today’s text

Luke 20:37-38

And Moses himself implies that the dead rise again, in the passage about the bush where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him everyone is alive.'


You are life and the God of the living, so be my God this day. Lift me into the land of the living, for weariness of body and soul weighs on my heart, and I hunger for life.

I hunger for the vitality of assurance that invites human souls forward to embrace the day, to throw their hearts into what must be done and into whatever comes with expectation of love and laughter, knowing the goodness you are will crease my cheeks with joy and fill my eyes with hope.

For I know, … I know Love abides and always will to meet me on my way and to open my eyes one final time when my body fails and I fall into the repose of those who rest in you.

It is faith to which you invite me, the faith of the seed that falls into the earth and dies soon to be born into life unimaginable. It is a mystery, of course, one that does not await the end of my days, but which is here and true on this day.

This day I surrender myself, my life and hopes into the mystery of your love, trusting you have plans for me I do not know.

But this much I know, of this much I am sure: You love life and will lift me from all the little deaths I die, lifting me from despair as I surrender plans and hopes I cherish. So I trust that like the seed I will be born anew from every death, every end, every weariness and sorrow, born anew and more alive than ever before.

I will trust that every day is truly new, and joy comes in the morning.

I will trust because this is who you are and what you do, so let me laugh this day and love … knowing.

Pr. David L. Miller

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