The empty feeling, the clouds that threaten, the worry, will it ever be the same, imagine, the power brokers in the times of Jesus, 2,000 years ago, their man is safely nailed to the cross, their threat has gone, back to business,or so they thought. The story is rare, it has never been forgotten, and all the evidence exists, it’s all real. All these years later, the crisis the entire world faces, accompanied by signs that only divine power could make possible.
All those years ago, they denied the horrible truth; THE man of light was murdered. How do we go on, what must have been in the heads of those in control, the earthquakes, the sky darkens, the message clear AND simple, you have done the unthinkable. Centuries later, they are being oppressed, anyone who dares to believe. What is the problem; How do we take it in; you could add up the long list of martyrs, and reason they had good reasons, for dying for the cause, their God, amen. Are there others we recall from that time, if we are honest, very few indeed.
Jesus promised the 11th hour get out clause; there is time in other words, don’t be late, don’t leave it to a time,when there is nothing you can do, this is written a long time ago, the writer is putting his flavor on it, simplifying, what others try to enforce with rules. How do you distinguish between the light that comes from Heaven, the Holy Spirit in other words, and the Spirit of deception, in other words, the Spirit that honors the purely material, amen.
Your tired, the day is long, the washing is piling up, and there is another load in the machine, how will you get through it. The ironing board is set up, the work continues, it’s long past closing time, if you want to compare it with a regular job, but the work of a loving mother just goes on and on, regardless of tiredness or not. How does this relate to our friendship with Jesus you ask. Pause, there is always a smart ass, who wants to use the words, i said that, as if it matters, possibly it does, we all need a sense of well being and being esteemed. Anyway, this mother doing the chores regardless of time, knows the limits of her family’s needs. They come first, amen.
In a nutshell,Jesus is there all the time, and here is how you do it. On your knees you are immediate, you are asking for help, you are humbling yourself. God loves the humble. As for the mother in our stories, no one got here alone, they dedicate their lives to the welfare of their children when they are of the right mind, amen. They are light in our lives, same way Jesus is, always.
when in the company of the light, the time passes effortlessly, your worries disappear, and afterwords, you feel full yet empty, you want to hear more, cause there is no burden in the light, no one is trying to sell you something, no one is trying to get you to join a cult or anything else, that’s the work of deceivers, no matter how clever their words appear, amen. When you are tired pick up the Holy Book, and once you get lost in a parable, time will fade away, as your interest will be piqued by the wonders of old, and when you set the book down, you will dream life not fear, amen.
Solomon sighed, he was adding words to the journey, both as a moment of relief for those who suffer unjustly, and as a warning to the deceivers, who use the Holy Names to take control of the vulnerable, amen.