Thursday, May 01, 2014

May 1, 2014

Today's text 

Ephesians 1:22-23

And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Filling the reservoir

God is love and creates every person out of love and for love. We each are walking, talking, creative expressions of the Love who is, each of us thirsting to be filled to overflowing with the Love who made us.

Sorrow endures, joy remains incomplete and our souls ache until the reservoir of our hearts is filled and spills over with that love.

It happens, though. There are exquisite moments when the heart is so full all sadness disappears, old hurts and wounds evaporate and joy spills from every pore, watering the earth with divine life.

These are moments of highest joy when we are filled with the Love who made us and know the elation for which are intended. Only then are we truly human, truly ourselves

But too soon, daily frustrations and anxieties cloud our consciousness and the reservoir of our souls leak and drain dry.

So we return to the places of filling. We come to the people, the church, through which the love of Christ flows to be filled again with the substance of his life.

Imperfect as the church is, as frustrating and wounding, it is a place thirsting souls gather to be filled with the fullness of Christ, the Love who is filling all things, lest our reservoirs run dry.


Fill with us with the love you are that our souls may overflow and give life to the world.

Pr. David L. Miller

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