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Monday, August 19, 2013

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John 12:44-46

The One

Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me.  I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness”.

We often hear the question: Where was God when this tragedy happened?  Today we hear an answer.

God says: I hear you when you ask, “Where are you, God?” And when I hear this I hear it I know that you are frightened.  I walk among you every day and most of the time I am invisible to you.  Perhaps you are looking for a powerful leader, a doctor, a wise one who has all the answers to your questions.  If this is the one you seek, you seek me.  But I do not look powerful.  My healing of your wounds and ills is often taken for granted.  And my advice to you is regularly ignored. But this does not anger me for I am patient and my love for you is wider, deeper and more intense than you have imagined.  I walk with you each day in the darkest of places to bring you light.  I carry you through the night to set you in the sunshine. I bind up your injuries and restore your body, mind and soul.  I am The One who created you and I am The One who tends to you.  Even when you cry out against me I am there.

We seek God and look past his presence because God often comes to us as the battered, the homeless and the bereft.  God speaks to us through inversion and hears our cries.  Rather than shun the light of truth, we must be open to it.  Rather than close the door to uncomfortable information, we must welcome it.  Rather than deny growth and transformation, we must embrace it.  For this is how God comes to us each hour of each day.

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