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John 17:20-21: Jesus Prays

Thursday, May 30, 2019

This feels so intimate when I read it that I feel as though I ought to tip toe quietly, backward out of the room, closing the door gently so that the snick of the bolt as it moves into the socket does not disturb Jesus as he prays to the father.  But I do not.  I remain and kneel, hoping that my tiny prayer might join with such a huge one.  And of course, it does.

God is wondrous.  God is good.  God is all there is.  There is nothing more.

We are in a world of mystery, with one bright light before us, sufficient for our proceeding forward through all difficulties.  Take away this light and we are utterly retched – we know not where we are, how we are sustained, what will become of us, and all that is dear to us, what we are to believe, and why we are in being.  But with we have all and abound. . . what is more elevating and transporting, than the generosity of heart which risks everything on God’s word, dares the powers of evil to their worst efforts, and repels the illusions of sense and the artifices of reason, by confidence in the truth of him who has ascended to the right hand of the Majesty on high . . . On Him we venture our all; we can bear thankfully to put ourselves into his hands, our interests present and eternal, and the interests of all we love.  John Henry Newman – MAGNIFICAT MEDITATION OF THE DAY

On him we can venture all.  Him we can trust.  Him we can fully thank with open and vulnerable heart, with open and willing hands.

God is wondrous.  God is good.  God is all there is.  There is nothing more.

A re-post from May 16, 2012.

Image from: http://beautifuldayrev.blogspot.com/2012/03/stay-awake-prayer-in-garden.html

Cameron, Peter John. “Meditation of the Day.” MAGNIFICAT. 5.1 (2008). Print.

Written on May 1, 2008 and posted today as a Favorite.

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