Wednesday, April 13, 2016
My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
There is so much of life that is not lived in the joy, quiet or boisterous, of knowing.
Knowing the Mystery you are—the inward awareness of being with and in you—this is life far beyond the mere fact of existence and its assortment of activities.
I sit and listen. I touch a hand or look into the eyes of want or love or pain, emotions truly expressed, and I am, at times, rendered speechless. There is nothing I can say because, in the moment, I know this Mystery, this Love. You.
I am inside, sharing in the Life who is the Source of all existence, pleased to enter a world about which I knew nothing until my hair turned, a world where I am one with the Love whom I know and feel, one with the One whom I see and hear in the depth of others’ words and feelings, if only they could see and hear and know.
We carry the Loving Mystery in our depth, creations of the One Love who is before time. And this Love never casts us out. Nothing can or will separate us from the Loving Mystery within, the One from whom we live so far even though this One is so close.
We are one with the Father. This is the deep truth of our lives though we live far from it … and far from the joyful awareness that Jesus knew every moment.
So help us hear your voice, Jesus, the voice of oneness with the Father, that we, as you, may share the joy of eternal life, today.
Pr. David L. Miller