Friday, August 07, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
   happy are those who take refuge in him.’

Taste and see

I see her walk … slowly across the room, and I wonder: Are the suffering happy, O Lord? How can they know your goodness when treatment is worse than the disease and their weary hearts fail within?

Where is your goodness then? How can she taste and see? How can any of us rise above the weight of life and struggle that drags us down?

Seeing her, I feel the leaden weight of flightless souls, wondering what to do or say to re-ignite the fire in their eyes and lift their souls to flight. And I have nothing. No words to lift the weary. The weight is too great.

Yet, I know … even this is for your glory. Every loss and struggle is the stage on which you make miracles, breathing life and joy into those laden with life.

“God is good all the time, I tell her and pause. “And that’s good news,” I quickly add, “because the news is not good all the time.”

But you are, Loving One. You are.

And just then the tear on her cheek sings the hope Love is in our hearts. And I see. I see the healing Love brings, the joy that comes when we hold each other in struggle and sorrow. For a moment our eyes hold each other, knowing Love lives even on days when our hearts cannot take wing.

You live, Holy One. You live in us. You live among us. You live in our mutual knowing and unity. You live, and the Life you are in us is the Love we taste and know in the freedom of beautiful days and when tears are our only language.

You—the Love you are within and among us--lift earthbound hearts high to kiss the sky and breathe the sweet air of this good earth, filling us with the deathless hope that tastes and knows the goodness you are … always.

Taste and see.

Pr. David L. Miller

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