Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Matthew 1:17

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

An unknown way

It is a long path from Abraham’s desert wanderings to the birth of a peasant child in Bethlehem. But not for you, Holy One.

You are eternal, everlasting. You see the entire stretch of human time in an instant, all at once. Everything that happened in the centuries before Jesus’ birth and everything since is not even a moment to you, but eternally present.

But not we, mortals, for whom time itself is a mystery. We wander through our years, planning, yes, but never knowing what comes next and often doubting whether our hoped-for fulfillment will come to us.

We walk an unknown way, just like all those who heard promises of the Messiah but wondered if the Beloved for whom they hoped would ever arrive.

But you, my Beloved Lord, you know. Our ways and paths are all known to you. You see how all things fit together and are working to bring your salvation, your living and loving presence, to each us.

You work through every moment and each second of time, through every misstep, every forgotten event, success or set-back to accomplish your purpose.
And your purpose is that we may meet and see, know and love the Love revealed in ancient Bethlehem … that he may live in us.

So we wait and hope as we walk the unknown way, knowing everything is in your loving hands … and we always will be.

Pr. David L. Miller

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