Saturday, September 24, 2011

What We Know

Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. -- Isaiah 48:6 (KJV)
The coming of the Messiah brings a new way of knowing.  Christ's coming brings us new faith eyes through which to see ourselves and our relationship with the world.  The great mysteries of God's workings in the world, defy worldly rational explanation, yet through some internal way of seeing we know these hidden things even when explanation of them defies all our verbal skills.
How can we explain the prodding of God for us to do some particular thing with our lives?  How does bread and wine transform our place in the world?  How does water move us into a heavenly family?  How can we find the compassion and generosity to love our neighbors as ourselves?  When do we just do things because we know them to be right, even when logic would say, "Danger, Danger!"   Why do we continue praying even when our prayers may seem dashed upon stones in a thousand crumbled pieces?  Because we have heard and seen beyond this world's veil into a larger dimension that controls existence, reality, and truth -- an existence founded in our chosen acceptance and belief in Jesus Christ.  Our future is grounded in Christ's saving act and because we know that, we know we're living in eternal life daily.  Death has lost it's sting.  Ultimate security surrounds us!  Thanks be to God.

Dearest Lord,  You claim us and we are yours.  Cast aside the worries of our hearts and draw us into reveling in Your knowledge and instructions.  In Christ's name we pray.  Amen.


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