Saturday, October 27, 2018
See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
The sweetest tears are those of coming home to who you are and where you belong.
We are treasured children of a Great Love who never stops searching for us in all the places we lose ourselves and forget who we are.
We spend days, years, even decades lost in a world of busy demands that crowd our minds, pushing and pulling us to be something or someone other than our truest selves.
Meeting the demands of the day, we forget and fail to pause and drink from the depths of that stream of living water that makes our hearts new, a stream that never runs dry.
But we are never fully lost, for the Great Love God is never stops searching for us in all the places we lose ourselves.
God is the ever-searching love who never stops, never gives up, never turns away, finding us along our wayward paths, gathering the beloved into a community of souls where one love is known and shared, where one love fills every heart, overcoming every division and imbuing every relationship.
There is no difference or division from Old Testament to the New. Our loving God has always been about one thing, creating a community of Great Love where we know who we are and where we belong.
Pr. David L. Miller