Saturday, August 04, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Psalm 90:1-2

Lord, you have been our dwelling-place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 

With an everlasting love

Home is wherever Love finds you. And wherever Love finds your heart … you are home … wherever you are.

You are the home for which we long, Holy One.

Deep hungers move us to press beyond ourselves, beyond where we are and what we know until we find the heart’s true home where our inner longings still … as we know: This is what we truly need, this is what we always wanted but could never name. Such is our human condition.

Wherever our daily journeys take us we search for the home beyond every home we have ever known, eager to enter that place, that condition of knowing the Love beyond all others, the everlasting home that stirs our longing.

Arriving there, knowing the place in our soul for even a moment, releases streams of living water, currents of peace flowing through the heart, freshening the soul with a joy known nowhere … but in you.

With an everlasting love, you seek us. In our in-most longings you draw us to yourself that we may abide in you, resting in the everlasting love you are.

Find us today, Holy One. Seek our hearts in all the places we go and through every face we meet. Speak our name through the voices of earth and sky, color and wonder. Open our eyes to see and our ears to hear you in the wonder of everything you have made.

Fill our hearts with the joy of being totally one with you, our home from everlasting to everlasting. Even one moment of this ecstasy is enough.

Pr. David L. Miller

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