Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ephesians 3:14-15

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

No reason

Reason bends no one’s knees in adoration. Reason has nothing to do with it. Praise flows from a place beyond reason’s reach.

It comes when the heart is inexplicably filled with the warmth of a Love that reaches from soul’s depth to embrace everything it sees and hears. It flows from awareness of this Love within the soul’s own depths, uncreated, simply given like the miracle of life itself.

It burgeons within, filling every aching empty space, granting the heart truest knowledge of the Love that lives at the depth of one’s soul, the Love that is the soul’s Source.

There is no separation in moments of knowing. We know: The soul and the Love who is its Source are one and the same. And in every moment of filling, every millisecond of knowing, we feel the Love we truly are, knowing … the Goodness whom all the world cannot contain mysteriously dwells within the confines of our soul.

This Goodness is our soul. We are one with the One Love though we rarely feel and know it.

It is a mystery to me why certain moments bring awareness of this oneness. I know only that moments of oneness come and fill us so completely that praise and adoration of our Mysterious Source is natural as breathing. Two words form on the lips before one is conscious of forming them: Thank you.

Two words, totally inadequate and absolutely necessary.

Moments of filling and adoration are always a gift. We don’t make them happen.

The sounds of morning—bird chatter and cardinal call, the pounding of hammers far off, the whoosh of tires on asphalt—echoes of the world awakening: Today, it is these that awaken the heart to the Wonder who resides within, so that I ... that we ... might adore again the Love Who is … and the love we are.

Pr. David L. Miller

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