Saturday, June 3, 2017

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31, Psalm 11:4-5 & 7, John 21:2-25


I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord;
he will guide you to all truth. Jn 16: 7, 13

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31, Psalm 11:4-5 & 7, John 21:2-25

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31

Dear Love,

Paul, led by the Holy Spirit, was finally in Rome the place Your Gospel was already being preached  by Peter and now by him. It was God's plan that the Jews who were already here would also hear the Good News of salvation and how their long awaited Messiah had come into the world and had become the Passover Sacrifice for the sins of mankind. 

The seed of the Word was being sown and many came to believe. Your mission in Rome lasted two years before You called him home to share Your glory.

When we are sensitive to Your call and we obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit we know that we will be able to labor in Your vineyard and we will see the fruit that this labor brings. We keep our gaze on the goal which is the establishing of Your Kingdom on earth and when we have accomplished all that God desires we will receive the prize - life forever in Your Presence.

Psalm 11:4-5 & 7

Dear Love,

We have Your assurance that we will gaze upon Your Face and be filled with joy. You are in heaven as You are on earth enthroned in the hearts of all who believe. You remain with us in our tabernacles because You cannot be parted from us and You desire that we have the same hunger and thirst for You.

Thank You Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for keeping Your gaze upon us all. We need never be afraid, for no matter what happens to our mortal bodies our soul has a glorious destination eternally. 

John 21:2-25

Dear Love,

Peter was curious. He was flawed. He was weak as we all are. We also see from this exchange between You and Him that we ought not to worry about things that do not concern us.  We are called to keep our focus on our mission. Useless curiosity is a waste of time and God's plans for others  is between Him and them. 

Great as Your love is for us Beloved, You will not indulge our weaknesses. There is a work to be done and it is better for us to put our hand on the plow and labor than waste time in idle curiosity about persons and things that are no concern of ours.  

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