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Sunday, April 20, 2014

God's Embrace

"Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices, my body, too, abides in confidence; Because you will not abandon my soul to the nether world, nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption." Ps 16: 9-10

One of the recurring themes of the Bible reminds us that God will not and cannot abandon us. God has promised through the Patriarchs and prophets to be with us always, and reinforced this promise in Christ, but just as a fish is unaware of the water in which he lives, we are often forgetful that the air we breathe in faith is God. Called Spirit, (pneuma in the Greek), God breathes in us not only to give us life but to sustain us along the way.

Immersed in this promise we are confident that in and with God we can do anything, go anywhere and live simply. Christians who are rooted in God's embrace and fidelity have the courage to live their faith without fear. Knowing they are not about success or power for power's sake, Christians accept the consequences of their commitment, and seek more to serve others than advance their own agenda.

Today, accept and celebrate God's embrace.

What experiences most convince you of God's faithful love?

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