Thursday, January 6, 2011

Luke 24:29, 1 John 4:12, 17, 18, Mark 6: 45-52

Luke 24:29
“Stay with us, for night comes quickly. The day is now almost over.” So he went in to stay with them

Stay with us Beloved - do not leave us orphans.  We are fast approaching the evening of our lives and we need You to say with us.  Sometimes the dark can be frightening Lord and we can feel alone.  Stay with us.

1 John 4:12, 17, 18, 
12 No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love comes to its perfection in us.
17 When do we know that we have reached a perfect love? When in this world, we are like him in everything, and expect with confidence the Day of Judgment.
18 There is no fear in love. Perfect love drives away fear, for fear has to do with punishment; those who fear do not know perfect love.

We do not have to see You physically  - we know You abide more intimately in usThe proof that You live in us is seen in our love for one another. Beloved how hard it is to love but knowing that You still love us despite our unworthiness makes it easier to love others.  To be like You in every way is when we will know that we have been perfected in love. 

Mark 6: 48,-52
48 Jesus saw his disciples straining at the oars, for the wind was against them,
50“Courage! It’s me; don’t be afraid.” 

Beloved You were physically exhausted - yet You stayed behind sending the disciples away.  You made sure that everyone was both physically and spiritually satisfied before You sent them away and then You Yourself went to spend time alone with the Source of Your strength.  To be re-charged Yourself with the love of Your Father.  Let me rest in You Beloved when my resources are depleted.  

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