Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Today’s text

John 6:63

Then Jesus said to the Twelve, 'What about you, do you want to go away too?' Simon Peter answered, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the message of eternal life.'


Where do you go when in pain? What do you do when the world turns upside down or the details of the day make you dizzy?

Where is the portal through which you may step from the world of constant change into awareness of the eternal constancy, which gives rest to the soul and assurance that all is and shall be well?

The disciples heard Jesus and had an intuition. They felt his words flowing from a source beyond any they had ever known.

Jesus voice transported them beyond their fears and daily squabbles for bread and ego. They listened … and heard the Soul of the Universe inviting them to enter a world beyond their daily worries.

They were lifted into Love, feeling love and life bubbling up in them as if from a fountain deep within, a Source they didn’t know was there.

“Abide in me,” Jesus said to them. Come, rest in me. Listen to the silence of my voice. Quiet your struggle for a few minutes and just know what is in me.”

In this knowing, what was in him flowed also through them.

Life from an endless source, love that never runs dry pushed and surged from hidden depths to fill their chest and throat, warming them throughout, giving rest and utter assurance to their minds.

Their hearts then knew all that was needed to live and laugh that they might also pour themselves out for the sake of the startling love that surged within.

They tasted the life of eternity and knew what God had made them to know.

May you know it, too.

Listen to the voice that says, “Rest, my child. Rest, my friend. The Love I am seeks to fill you from within and touch you from without.”

Pr. David L. Miller

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