Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Embracing The Divine

     To embrace a relationship with the Divine is to have peace and purpose. Human beings were not met to go it alone; walking through the shadows of life’s challenges with no hope or no help.  How much better do we cope with our struggles when we know someone is there for us and loves us unconditionally? What better balm is there to soothe our fears than the absolute assurance, that no matter what, everything will be alright? No other source can give us this kind of assurance and faith than the power that is above all else. And when we embrace that power, we can stand confidently amidst the storm and say, “all will be well.” Even in the face of our own mortality we can know serenity as we echo the words, “where is thy sting O death?” The terrors of the world are but shadows when the light of heaven shines upon our path.  

2 comments:

  1. Hi PJ! I like the verse "where is thy sting od death?" but I like reading the verses that go with it even more:
    "I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

    “Where, O death, is your victory?

    Where, O death, is your sting?”

    The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." I Corinthians 15:50-57

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  2. Thank you for adding this wordwranglernc... I hope it gives folks much more to ponder on their own spiritial quests.

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