Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Revelation 21:1-3

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them; 
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.’

Moments ...

I ache today, O Lord. I ache to know you, to find and feel your nearness in the eyes and hearts of others with whom I share this work, this faith, this struggle to know who we are in you and what we are to be.

I get weary of feeling alone sometimes. Cut off from friends who breathe life into me. Ignored by those I serve as if what and who I am make no difference, a wall flower at a party where I do not belong and at which no one really wants me, an irrelevancy, lost in world that has passed me by.

I hunger for community, to be touched, known, loved, treasured, and to belong to this new city, a soul community that is the home of the Loving Mystery who is the only true home we ever have.

Yes, I want to be home in the Love you are, a Love that lives in the eyes and hearts of those who truly know you. You live in communities where hearts can breathe the fresh air of freedom only Love truly provides.

I long for the city of God, a place, a time, even a moment, where being is all that is needed, where every breath draws in the Love who is the soul’s true home.

Send, O Lord, these timeless moments, of knowing.

Pr. David L. Miller