A meditation on
as pages turn in God's unfolding story
For I am convinced
I have pondered these things, and I stand resolved (on humbled knees)
that neither death
all the scary things that could possibly happen but haven't yet
all the experiences and interactions that happen every moment
neither angels nor demons,
all the good and evil intentions hidden in plain sight
neither the present
these people and priorities we currently choose
nor the future,
these decisions and dreams we currently pursue
nor any powers,
anything or anyone that has influence over these choices and pursuits
the thrilling victories and soaring accomplishments
the thriving relationships and simple pleasures
the gut-punches of failure and moments of defeat
the hurtful betrayals, the stubborn silence, and the humility of seeking forgiveness
nor anything else in all creation,
all the things I shudder to consider
all the ways the world is fallen
all the folks who come and go
all the freedoms offered you by the Creator
none of it
will be able to separate us from the love of God
It is impossible to sever or interrupt or alter the free-flowing, life-giving grace
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
the One who is making this impossibility a reality,
the One and only - who deserves our attention, allegiance, and affection.
Choose Him. Follow Him.
This is Love. This is Life.
This is my constant prayer.