Meditation — March 12, 2018

Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Scripture: Blessed be God who has not turned away my prayer, nor his own faithful love from me. Psalm: 66:20

Prayer: I sense this day especially—a day that even has taken me some time to “get moving”—the presence of the Lord in my connection with loved ones, in efforts to make a contribution to a church-related project, in the silent almost inexpressible thoughts that touch my interior, and in the re-reading of John Main’s biography after over ten years that helps me to gauge how I have changed in that time.

Response: Your day summarizes your awareness and consciousness of the presence of the Lord in your life. Despite your years, consider the signs as an indication of a journey you are undertaking that is entirely new for you.  In a worldly sense, it is like your first footsteps leaving Pokhara in Nepal for the Everest base camp in the Himalayas—a memory that holds and brings forward so much for you to digest in the present.

Think of those silent steps across a magnificent view of the mountains, the frost that tried mightily to invade your interior, the prayers for your family uttered between breaths in the high altitude, the swath of creation laid before you, and the companionship that included the Tibetan porters and your colleague.

It might be a stretch for you to imagine, or agree, but you are presently on a trek every bit as adventurous.  While the provisions you carry now may not be as visible as those carried in the Himalayas are even more essential, and ones that you replenish each day in prayer for loved ones, in reflection, and in the presence of the Lord which you are becoming ever more aware. Praise the Lord who accompanies you on this journey.

All for this morning.

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