Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today’s text

John 3:13-17

No one has gone up to heaven except the one who came down from heaven, the Son of man; as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.

The eternal sign

The heart of God is an ocean of love that holds all we are and everything that is.

Every once in a blessed while we wake into awareness of the Love who holds all things. We feel this Love surrounding us like the air.

Every day, we need this knowledge to lift us from our fears and save us from sadness, to fill us with the hope that all is well regardless of present circumstances.

Otherwise, we feel lost and alone, burdened by the unfulfillment, the weight of our failures or whatever present darkness gulfs the heart and clouds our hope.

The lifting up of Jesus is the sign of what is always true, what was always true and what always will be true. The heart of God is a heart of love constantly pouring itself out in the hope that we will see and know and feel the love that is always ours.

No love is won on Jesus’ cross. The cross is demonstration of the Love that comes seeking us in every time and place, in every grace and beauty, in every bright or gloomy day.

Every time awareness awakens our hearts to the truth, we come alive. We smile and flower. We bloom with the life that lies latent within us.

We are saved … and live.

Be lifted up today in my heart, Blessed One, that I may be lifted into the life only your love can give.

Pr. David L. Miller

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