Friday, May 29, 2015

All the love in the universe

"For the Lord takes delight in his people, honors the poor with victory."
Psalm 149:4
One of the things that stands out in my mind from our Parish Mission last night was this: "wasting" time with the Lord is never a waste of time.  Remember a time when you were in a new relationship and all you wanted to do was spend time with the new friend? It didn't matter what you did, as long as you were together.  Even the most mundane tasks, like grocery shopping or going to the laundromat became new and fun, because you just wanted to BE with the other person.  Do we ever think of our prayer time that way?  This weekend, let's set aside some quality time just to be aware that we are with God.  Even just ten minutes--can we just sit quietly and enjoy a bit of silent time with God? We don't have to do anything formal or specific--just sitting with our hands open and being aware of each breath we take can give us an awareness of the glory of God, because it is God who gives us each breath.  And that time will never be wasted because we are spending it with the One who loves us with all the love in the universe.  Blessings on your weekend! Love, heidi

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