Isaiah 48:20, Acts 8:5 14-17
1Peter3, John 14:15
Today we are invited to “Proclaim a joyful sound, and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth the Lord has freed his people!” Isaiah 48:20
Not only has God freed his people through the efforts of his Son Jesus, he promises to send another Advocate, the Holy Spirit. Our God will not leave us alone in this “playground” of life. Take heart!
“In this whole realm, in which Christianity mixes with human affairs every one of us has to meet questions as they arise, feeling one’s way and threshing out the problem as each new thing turns up.” Herbert Butterfield Christian Historian 1972
The apostles got to work quickly to establish the kingdom among the people. Where once they were slow to understand and slow to respond with good sense especially in Gethsemane and during the trial, we now see Phillip going to Samaria, teaching, healing and cleansing. He is soon followed by Peter, John and others of the twelve heading to Jerusalem to teach and heal with the laying on of hands. Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
Psalm 66 1-7 reminds us to lift up our heads and hearts every so often with thanks; let all the earth cry out to God with joy!
1 Peter 3:15-18 calls us to think on why Jesus died…once for all a just man he took on our burden so that we could freely be lead to God.
These scenes played out before us in the biblical narratives may serve to remind us of the movements of our fellow caregivers who bring the healing and the promises of God to the people of God in and around St. Marys’ Regional medical Center? When attending services in my church, St. Michaels in Auburn, I witness the servers there who help to include and embrace those who come to share worship. One can see the smile in God’s eyes and hear God’s voice assuring each patient, each resident, each visitor and each team player, “I will not abandon you as orphans, and I will come to you! John 14:15-18.
It ended with the birds of yellow feather In a riot of bright gold
Circling till the fire has died out circling while his heart rose through the sky
It ended with his heart transformed into a star It ended with the morning star with dawn and evening It ended with his journey to Death’s Kingdom with seven days of darkness with his body changed to light A star that burns forever in that sky. Aztec Chant ~~ concerning the sacrifice of Christ
Elizabeth Lowe BCC