Pondering for Saturday, November 9, 2019

Daily Office Readings for Saturday of Proper 26 Year 1

AM Psalm 75, 76; PM Psalm 23, 27 Ezra 9:1-15; Rev. 17:1-14; Matt. 14:22-36

“You speak in my heart and say, “Seek my face.” Your face, Lord, will I seek.” (Psalm 27: 8 or 11 depending on the Bible)

There are many variations of this verse and it appears not always in the same place within the Psalm.  What appeals to me is the God-connection our soul or heart has with God.  There is something within us that begs to connect, or reconnect with God.

Too many of us choose not to listen to the yearning within us that will connect with God. But the opportunity is within us, all of us. Often the connection to God cannot be explained with words. As Paul says there are sighs too deep for words. It has been said and I believe it, that we humans are a spiritual species.  Yes, we walk around in primate bodies but we have a special connection with the Creator  of all things.

Our greatest quest is to seek the presence of the Holy One, to “Seek His Face.”  I ask people that I companion with spiritually to meditate.  And, as they do so, I ask them to journal.  Few people, it seems, want to put their feelings and thoughts, and prayers in writing.  They don’t want to do it even on a pin-locked laptop. 

God is knocking on the door of our souls, every human soul on earth.  It matters not whether you believe there is a God, God knows that you exist.  God’s existence is not based on whether or not people believe in God.  God just is, and God is good.   And God is seeking you out.  God speaks in your heart and says, “Seek my face.” Will you RSVP?

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through the saints of God and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do.  John+

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