Will You Find Me Here?

Will You Find Me Here?

It’s hard to put it into words
the inadequacy I feel
I’ve accomplished so little
with so much time
and being here makes it more real

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At The Quieting Of The Day

Lately, I’ve been finding myself sitting at my computer in front of the window at just the right time of day to enjoy twilight.  Glowing patterns are created across the sky, and the sounds of the day lessen until I can hear the water fountain running, from across the street.

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Everyone Familiar

“It was not only the people of His day, but it is so common for people of all times to just keep commandments and church laws and observe the externals of religion. In living this way, we miss the point of what worship of God really is, falling each day more deeply in love with God, expressing that love by our sensitivity to the pain and hurt around us, and reaching out to help others, even strangers.  To a person who has found God, no person, ever again, is a stranger.  In that is the perfection of love, the kind of love that God is, a love that knows no strangers.”

– Joseph F. Girzone, “A Portrait of Jesus”

” . . . I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger, and you welcomed me . . . ”
(Matthew 25:35a, ESV)

An Experience I Ponder

There are many near-death accounts where people speak of having visited heaven.  I don’t know that I have experienced exactly that, but many years ago something happened to me that made me wonder if I had been given a glimpse of heaven.

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Feasting In Good Company

Jesus stressed the importance of humility.  When He and His disciples feasted with Matthew and Matthew’s friends, the Pharisees and teachers of religious law questioned the disciples, asking why they would eat with “scum.” Jesus responded, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do.

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When Words Became Voice

I remember that soon after I became a Christian I was impressed by the fact that the Jesus I was coming to know was consistent with the Jesus I was reading about in the Bible.

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When Letting It Be Both Brings Peace

I can begin my morning by reading the Bible, and I feel very close to God.  An hour later, I step out the front door, start thinking about the day ahead, and the nearness I felt to God disappears.  I am often surprised at how easily my attention is diverted away from Him.

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Where Water Meets The Sky

To me, the ocean is beautiful and another example of the power and goodness of God.  He made it pleasing to the eyes and filled it with interesting creatures.  It showcases His glory every night as the sun sinks below the horizon.

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Joseph Wept

Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers.  It must have been traumatic to be given against his will to a strange people, traveling to an unfamiliar land.  Through the many trials he faced, Joseph remained steadfast in his loyalty to God.

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