Facing Covid 19: Daily Words of Grace – November 3

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

No matter how cold we are to God’s love

the Light of Christ finds us

and we will reflect God’s Grace

as surely as ice reflects still the sun.

Isaiah 66:10

Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy.

Luke 2:38

At that moment Anna came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Words of Grace For Today

Once we realize what God has done for us, for all of us children of God, Israel and all, there is great cause for celebration.

Some people among us have the ability to see what God is doing, while others remain blind and work against all that God calls us to be and do.

Those who see like a child, like Anna, see God at work in the simplest things. Like seeing children who are the future. Like children who can be treated like the important people, the intelligent people, like the loving people they are and will be.

It is a wonder to behold, to see an adult finally realize that all the pretense and pomp they have tried in vain to hide behind is worthless, and the only saving thing about life at all, at all, is the Grace of God … for them and for all people.

Then we get to celebrate with God that one more person has seen the Light of Christ, and that God wins hearts and minds from the Devil even among the worst people we meet.

I know more than one pastor who is a clear sign that God’s Grace is stronger than evil, for they are pure evil, liars to the bottom of their lives as they make their way to power in the church, to power over people, to power over … well actually over nothing, for it is power that is a pretense, the Devil’s work. They only pretend to live and speak as if God were real, to be feared and loved. In reality they make themselves to be their own godlets, or they make power, wealth, or privilege and comfort their godlets. Yet God makes wondrous things come of their work, in spite of the rotten stench that is their lives.

Pastors are not the only ones. Those who make the country what it is, those with power, those who judge and arbitrate corruptly, those who patrol and say it is for peace but whom wreak havoc on others with their lies and bullying, those who hire themselves out to protect others and merely take their money to sell them out, i.e. lawyers. And there are doctors who treat their patients to shorten and end their lives and falsely accuse the patients of being improper, when they are they ones who seek to destroy life. Really there is no one who is not included. They are all alike perverse; there is no one who does good, no, not one.

So when God saves one more, we have every reason to celebrate.