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Meditation — May 11, 2016

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Scripture:

“I (Jesus) am no longer in the world, but they (His followers) are in the world, and I am coming to you. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine, and in them I am glorified. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep those you have given me true to your name, so that they be one like us.” John 17:11

Prayer:

I lost the ocean this morning, so thick was the fog; it was as if the ocean represented the future; I could hear the waves, sense its breadth, but had to be satisfied with the steps in the sand that I took down the beach. Keep me in the present Lord under Your guidance.

Response:

The Lord’s prayer is so clear, absent any fog—that they be one like us; and “they” includes you as well, though you are living two thousand years later and many thousands of miles distant from where Jesus first uttered these words. It is His encouraging prayer that you can hear in your heart as you try to penetrate the fog of life.

Consider the many graces you and loved ones have received to date, and continue to receive, as evidence of the power of Jesus’ prayer to the Father. Reflect upon family members and ancestors, and those for whom you pray even now, who have passed into eternity in His grip. Doesn’t the thought prompt you to see the circle of love that Jesus’ presence established for all of you?

Be filled with thanksgiving that Jesus prayed to the Father that you and all those who preceded and accompany you, and are to follow, be true to His name—and that they be one like us. Praise God!

All for this morning.

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