Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’
Currents of eternity
I want eternal life this morning this morning, Lord. I want it everything morning, but some days I feel the ache more than others, and this is one.
I hunger to know the Love that is eternal life filling me with joy and expectation. Eternal life is the exhilaration of knowing an all-possessing Love completing you and surpassing every dream of joy you ever had.
It is knowing the Fullness of Love within, flowing out from soul’s depth to every challenge and task of the day and every face.
This is the life of eternity present and alive in the soul, completing and filling every corner of your being, silently whispering that it is for this that you were born, for this you are alive.
Without you, Loving Mystery, there is only this ache that countless souls have witnessed and described far better than I. They are my brothers and sisters, these parched hearts longing to be cooled and quenched in the stream of Love that the wonder of eternity might fill them, leaving room for nothing that is not you.
This blessed ache is a restless desire moving us beyond ourselves to seek, to know, to feel and to be swept away by the Wonder of the Love you are. Only then do we know the life of eternity, the breath of heaven filling our souls, stilling the ache and awakening the joy of knowing the eternal current of Love coursing through our inmost being as it flows on and on without end.
Eternal life is this Love. It is you, Holy One. It is the wonder of being filled with this Uncreated Love who was and is and ever more shall be.
And we enter the door of this most blessed world by loving such as we can, opening the door of our aching hearts to Love wherever and however the Holy One chooses to appear to our longing eyes.
Pr. David L. Miller