Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Luke 14:10

But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. 

In the presence

Honored, I am, truly, to be in the Presence of you are present in every place, Holy One.

But there are places of privilege where it is easier for our hearts to know you, knowing, too, a magnitude of Love and overwhelming nearness that makes the heart sing.

From old, human eyes turned to tree-crested hills and mountains, their heads crowned in cloud riding the wind, soaring above deep valleys where living streams tumble toward the sea.

The wonder of earth and sky, stars of night, the burnished west as setting sun announces day’s end—all this speaks a Name we can never truly know or say, a name we know only as Love who fashioned what our senses behold and yet lives in the Love awakened within.

Awakened, we wonder, who are we that we should know this? What are we that we should know the ecstasy of Love awakened? For in this Love we know you and all for which we are made.

We are graced by you who are Grace, dwelling in the Presence of Love beyond all naming. Known in earth and sky, deeper, still, we know in eyes that shine and hearts that glow with the fire of your divine heart.

Move up, ever higher, you say, for it is your desire that we always know the honor of living in your presence, every day.

Pr. David L. Miller

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