Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

Matthew 17:5-7

While [Jesus] was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell to the ground and were overcome by fear. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, ‘Get up and do not be afraid.’

Get up and live

Do not let your heart be sad. Turn from every fear of what the future might bring. There is a voice that you long to hear in the depth of your being, a voice at once familiar yet far beyond your own.

It is the voice of Eternity, the voice of the One who alone can speak to the troubled and lonely corners of your being, a voice that knows every fear you have, every doubt that troubles your heart, and every wound you bear from days gone by.

The voice says once and for all time, “Do not fear. Get up. Live. Breathe. Know. Just know.”

There is a Love who knows you better than you know yourself, who knows what you need even when you cannot begin to say. There is One who dwells in the immeasurable moment of eternity and is present at the apex of your soul, hungry for you hear when fear or sadness drain energy and joy from your limbs.

Listen. Just listen to the Voice who speaks to you now: “Do not fear.”

It is the voice of the Beloved. The voice who speaks what Eternity is eager for you to know, completely, until it permeates your entire being: Do not fear.

The future will come with or without your anxious uncertainty of what the future will bring. Get up and live. Today. This day. It is all you have. It will be filled with hope and energy. Just hear this one exquisite voice.

Pr. David L. Miller

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