Sunday, July 18, 2021
In the Heat of (Climate Change Ever More Extreme) Summer
God Remembers Us
And the Many Paths Our Machines Have Made
In the Cool of Winter.
God Recommends We
2 Samuel 7:22
Therefore you are great, O Lord God; for there is no one like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me, saying, ‘Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living one. I was dead, and see, I am alive for ever and ever; and I have the keys of Death and of Hades.
Words of Grace For Today
In this rough and wild world of self-interested cheats and liars all, it is good to know one’s friends well and to have friends in high places, very high places.
No better friend than God, for there is no one like God, no god besides God, whether we’ve heard it or not!
The trouble with human friends is that when they get to be in high places, they cannot be trusted not to turn on you for their own interests of staying in high places, or demanding dirty little favours of you to help them stay in high places.
God does no such thing. We need not fear that God will turn on us, or turn us into petty criminals doing God’s dirty work so that God can remain God. God has no such concerns, for God has not stepped up higher than is God’s place (like some friends do, and all people in high places have done!)
God does no such thing. Instead God assures us we need not fear God’s Power and Might. God has turned that all powerful, all-mightyful reality toward resolving all that would destroy us.
God chose to be born as one of us, weak and vulnerable to corrupt powers that pretend to be more than they are, just as many of our judges and police and politicians do today. God suffered a terrible death at their hands, and defied their ‘power’ and the real power of death and evil itself! All so that we can live free of such fears, of petty powers and of real destructive powers of evil and even of death itself.
That’s what a real good friend in the very high places (and the low places and everywhere in between) does for us.
We must be some extraordinary precious!
Breathe in that reality!
We are precious to the Ultimate Most Powerful One!
What a life!
What are we going to do with it, that’s the question for each of us each day!