Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior.
A joy beyond
There are truths that must be spoken, joys that must be shared and love that cannot be denied or held inside.
Peter knew. He knew a Life evil cannot kill, a Love death cannot destroy. He knew God keeps the promise of life and always will. And he had to speak. No human command or power could stop him.
That’s what I want for us all, O Lord. I want to know Christ alive and loving, resurrected and real. I want to know you in every love that comes and every day that dawns.
Knowing you fills my heart beyond its capacity to hold it in. Grace and joy, blessing and beauty flow from depths of my being--no, not from but through my heart from the boundless source of grace you are.
And in the speaking and sharing I know a joy beyond any other in life. It is the joy of feeling myself in this boundless flow of a Love that never runs dry.
I am part of this flow that carries me and all who know the Love you are through this life and into the fullness of your eternal embrace.
It is for this that you made us, Holy One, to know this Love filling and spilling from us so that we must speak and share the Love that cannot be denied.
It is the fulfillment of our humanity.
Pr. David L. Miller