Friday, September 16, 2022
There Are More
Wonders In The Universe
Than We Can Imagine,
And More To Be Encountered
My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.
Words of Grace For Today
While not quite homeless, nor quite housed, I live in a wondrous place.
I cannot say that it is a secure dwelling against the heat and cold and rain and snow of normal years, yet alone the extremes of climate change, nor that it is always a quiet resting place, with all the drunken, drugged up parties that slice the peace to bits each summer, or the threats that wander in where they do not belong.
I can say that this place is holy, consecrated, set aside for life.
While a citizen for decades, I seem to be a stranger to normal people, meaning people who use vague language and deception to cover the evil of their days. They remain strangers to me anyway, no matter how many of them I encounter, for I do not ‘get it’ that people proceed everyday so inauthentically, and then scoff and condemn those few of us who actually speak truth with regular precision and intention, and hear/read exactly what others produce as words … and are amazed at what people say that is so far from truth or even possible!
Thankfully I am also a long time citizen of God’s Kingdom, one of the saints. We are at home with Jesus the Christ and all God’s wonders.
This is the way to proceed through each day: thankful for God’s wonder-filled universe in which we, sinners so great, are made to be saints, and thus are able to see, hear, and trust the truth, the foundation of the universe.