Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Isaiah 25:7-8

And he will destroy on this mountain
   the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
   the sheet that is spread over all nations; 
   he will swallow up death for ever.

Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
   and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
   for the Lord has spoken. 

Say, yes

There is a future beyond every future, a time beyond the present when the dreams of God and hungry souls will come true.

The dull shroud of death will be lifted by Love, who will wipe away every ounce of sadness that has ever creased our brows.

This is the promise, an eternal promise that has never changed through the centuries. It is written in the heart of God and echoes in our own hearts.

We hear it in every human cry for deliverance from the evil that haunts our lives, striking when we least expect even in the places where we most seek peace, our sanctuaries, our homes,  our circle of friends and even in the inner workings of our minds and bodies.

The shroud of evil, the powers that hate and destroy life, shadows our existence, something we manage to forget only on the sunniest of days, and for our nation … this is not one of those.

But even now the divine dream comes true. It is real. The hope of hungry hearts touches us in every act of decency, every ounce of compassion and care and in every heart that refuses to hate.

Refuse every thought and word of hatred that clouds your soul and darkens the shroud that weighs so heavily on our society and world.

Say, “Yes,” to the Love who promises a future beyond every future. 

Say, “Yes” to love, for every love is the appearance of that future even now in this time.

Say, “Yes,” for love is the presence of the Love who shakes off the shroud, dries our tears and breathes joy into our lungs.

Say, “Yes.” The holy future happens every time you choose to love and bless.

Pr. David L. Miller