Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Breaking Into Our Darkness God’s Light Invites Us to God’s Feast
of the Bread of Life and the Water of Eternal Life
Which Satisfy Us As We Were Created to Be.
I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’
And let everyone who hears say, ‘Come.’
And let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.
Words of Grace For Today
There are gifts that we give each other, some are things. They bear preciousness less in how much they can be sold for, as they are an object not unlike a savings account.
Though, as an aside, a ‘savings account’ that can be mobile and carried with one as one runs for one’s life, as refugees of many kinds do and as war has forced so many to do … these ‘mobile savings accounts’ can make the difference between life and death. The value therein can be bartered for the necessities of life as one runs … and/or one’s life can be taken by someone who wants to steal the ‘thing of value.’
The gift that God gives freely, generously, prodigiously cannot be taken from us. It is the water of life that satisfies our thirsts.
So we thirst for God.
We thirst for God like people trying to cross a great desert, a great parched land as our lives too often become.
We thirst in the wilderness of our hearts and souls for God.
We thirst from within our parched bodies, hearts and minds for God.
We plead with God to come.
We plead for God to come now and
to make right what is done wrongly to us,
to make right what is done wrongly to others,
to make right what we have done wrongly to ourselves and to others.
And God comes, breaking in on us like the heavens parting to shower light on a darkened world.
God comes, breaking into the cacophony we’ve allowed our lives to become in this noisy, information saturated world … with stillness, with calm, with silence.
God’s silence absorbs the cacophony of drivel and evil and lands us in a peace which is beyond our comprehension abilities.
God invites us to the fountain of the water of life, and says, “Drink and take all that you need.”
The wonders of life well watered can only overwhelm our senses, our thoughts, our histories, our stories, our minds and our hearts.
And we say a quiet thanks, allowing God’s generosity to pour over us on to those around us who are so parched they do not even know they are thirsty.
Into this day we go, swimming in the Light that no one can ignore, even though many deny it, wishing to hide their deceptions, schemes, and destruction of people and God’s creation.
Into this day we go, with a peace that deflects the noise of distraction from life.
Into this day we go, full of wonder and gratitude.
How else could it be, for us, who are so blessed by God’s many gifts?