Friday, November 13, 2020
Sometimes it is not large
though it is hot enough for all we’ve got!
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring.
For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’
Words of Grace For Today
Thirsty land. Dry ground.
Anyone who has lived even a tiny bit aware, knows of thirsty land and dry ground.
Anyone who has lived even a tiny bit aware, knows of God’s spirit, living water, and blessings, poured out on thirsty land and dry ground.
This is God’s promise to all us descendants of Abraham, and all of our offspring, and all the people God calls to exist in God’s creation, every single one!
God’s promises are sure.
So what are we doing living like there is only thirsty land and dry ground surrounding us, holding us hostage in life that is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
Open our eyes, open our ears, open our hearts, open our eyes and open our lives. There is a reality right in front of us, all around us, that belies God’s intention for us. God intends us to be vessels, if fragile and precious pots, who bring God’s Grace to bear on God’s entire creation and all God’s creatures.
Choose: will you live on thirsty land and dry ground, making life all around you solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
Or will you carry the goodness of God’s blessings, spirit and living water, overflowing, to all you encounter.
As for me, with no household or home, I have chosen long time ago, to be that fragile vessel, to know all I can of Grace, and to carry God’s Grace to everyone I encounter. God’s truth is not mutable or fickle. We can hold on to this immutable state of reality, God’s promises, and stare into the face of those who claim truth is relative.
That would be the thirsty land and dry ground, which would consume us.
Doch. God’s promises we will be blessing always. God’s spirit goes with us always. Therefore life is not solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, or short! Life is a great community of holy people, rich with the abundance of life, kind, loving, and eternal, if you so choose to but see clearly.