Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Watching the seasons come and go, waiting for crops and trees to fruit, and washing dishes are all metaphors Jesus used to teach us about God’s renewal work in the universe and in our lives. In the book of Revelation, St. John recorded how it was revealed to him that all of creation will be renewed at the end of ‘this age’. Beyond the shadow of doubt, St. John reports that God will make all things new by bringing about a new season of faithfulness to God; by harvesting the fruits of human activity, both the bad to hell, and the good to heaven; and by washing away human treachery from the face of the earth. In my own life, this revelation of St. John reminds me to embrace the newness of life to be found day by day in the redeeming work of Christ. As I proceed through the seasons of life, as I patiently await the fruits of my prayers and my labours, and as I ‘wash the feet of the world’, will I take time today to perceive God making all things new? Holy Spirit, help me perceive God making all things new.
I kept my faith, even when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”. (Psalm 116:10 )
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful ones. O Lord, I am your servant; you have loosed my bonds.
― King David, Psalm 116:15-16
For an interesting meditation on welcoming God into life, see Robet Boyd Munger’s My Heart Christ’s Home, https://www.usna.edu/Navigators/_files/documents/MHCH.pdf
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.