A masterpiece of the great sixteenth century artist, Michelangelo, stretches across the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. At the center, God and Adam lovingly and longingly stretch out their hands and fingers to each other. The feeling of being freshly created is awesomely captured by the artist, as their fingers are separate, yet connected. In a similar sense is the visit with Mary and Elizabeth. John in his mother’s womb leaps for joy in the presence of Jesus, the new Adam inside Mary.
Clear away the debris in your heart that clutters the space between your heart and the heart of God in Christ. Then you will leap for joy at the desperate nearness of your Savior who is re-creating you right now.
Like Daniel, be total in your trust in the Lord; it will give you a serenity that no one can take from you. Daniel 2
The present: That infinite slice of time wedged between the past and the future.
Faith stretches to hope—the confidence that something of God is going to come about from the faith planted in the heart. Love flows from faith and hope.
The reading for today: 1 Thessalonians 1
Those turned off by the God of religion need you to be the one to reveal the true God’s love, gentleness and forgiveness.
The Reading for today: Psalm 82
Check out Proverbs 22. As you read, when your spirit feels a jolt, then that Proverb’s for YOU!
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Hebrew Writings.
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In the midst of all the pain in your life, the light of God shines through. Relax and believe.
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