Ever flowing love

There is blessing and there is cursing; a sense of wellbeing and a search for something to fill the emptiness. We all want harmony- a flourishing.

We live in a broken world where the collateral of time and chance wreak havoc. In the heat of the day, we are called to be like trees in the desert planted next to a river whose leaves, despite the heat, are green.

That flowing river is the ever-flowing message of the risen Christ- the hope of all peoples. His gift is peace and in him is joy.

People may laugh and scoff, but God is ever loving, and his heart is to forgive. This is the good news revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

In Christ we know heaven brought to the earth. Yes, we fail. Yes, we have troubles. The still small voice speaks in the midst of the storm, and all are gifted with the light within. God is faithful in all circumstances to bring flourishing; in all troubles, anxieties and disappointments, God is present and can only act in love.

It might look like hunger and poverty. It might look like oppression and rejection but for those who abide there is abundance. In our being present in the presence of God, Christ lives within us, and we are healed and bring healing. God does miracles as we stand before the mystery of the one true God.

Let us be active in doing good.

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7‭-‬8 NRSV

https://bible.com/bible/2016/jer.17.7-8.NRSV

Psalm 1

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
Luke 6:20‭-‬23 NRSV

https://bible.com/bible/2016/luk.6.20-23.NRSV

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