Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lofty Mysteries

"Glorify Your Son so He can give glory back to You." John 17:1

This is part of the High Priestly prayer that Jesus prayed after the Last Supper, after all His revelations and teachings to the Eleven. He prays for the greatest gift ever, eternal life, for the Eleven, and all those who would know the Father and Himself. 

I quote today from the Anawim daily meditation guide: "The Lord prays for us because we are 'still in the world', the world of lights and shadows, of joys and sufferings, the world of friends and enemies, of beautiful things that can point us to God and distractions that tempt us away from Him. As we live in the world, we are not to be OF the world. The Lord will be glorified in us if we allow His Spirit to direct us throughout our mission in the world. The Spirit helps us understand how the lofty mysteries that Jesus speaks about today- the divine life at work in us- is connected to the simple ordinariness of our daily life." 

Do we see a glimpse of those lofty mysteries now and then? We can if we take the time to be still and listen. God speaks in a still, small voice most of the time, like when Elijah heard Him in 1 Kings 19:11-13. 

Lord, thank You for praying for us. We live in a world hostile to Your ways. May we hear You, may You strengthen us, may we see Your face. May we know the Father and may we be Your friend, so we may be granted the greatest gift of eternal life. May we be with our loved ones forever in a place where there is no more tears, no more sickness and pain, no more aging, no more terrorists, no more cursing, lies and deception.

1 comment:

  1. Patsy, I'm so glad you kept using the word "mystery" in this post. We forget that what we know about God is only the smallest tip of a deep iceberg, and I Am is incomprehensible -- and yet revealed!


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