Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Radiant with love...

"As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiant while he conversed with the Lord."
Exodus 34:29
After an "encounter" with the Lord while at the Hermitage or any other kind of retreat, I wonder if I actually look different? I sure feel different! One cannot help but be changed after encountering God.  It may show up on our faces, but, more importantly, it needs to be reflected in our actions.  Consider Martha, whose feast day is today.  Martha gave powerful testimony when Jesus came to Bethany after Lazarus's death. "Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God..." (John 11:27) Can you imagine how radiant her face was as she spoke? And that was before Jesus called Lazarus from the tomb! Encounters with God aren't just old bible stories we read and ponder, Friends! Each and every one of us can encounter God powerfully in the midst of our everyday lives. Sometimes, it's while we are quietly spending time with God alone, other times it's while we are showing hospitality to Jesus by serving others. And each time, we radiate God's love from the inside out.  Love, heidi

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