Deeply…

the Christ in me
greets the Christ in you.
as deep calls out to deep
so you call out to me.
made in the image of God,
glorious creatures created with love
and for love.
this is the hope of glory.

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be compassionate towards yourself,
you are deeply loved.
try to rest in the thought
that you don’t have to be anyone,
or accomplish anything to receive it.
take your time…
this is probably the hardest thing
you will ever have to not do.

Taken from a reflection by Sarah at Every Little Wonder. I liked this partly because it incorporates part of a verse from one of my favourite psalms:

“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me”.(Psalm 42:7)

I also liked the sentiments expressed…  how something deep within us stirs (or should stir) in response to the depths of the love of God. And when you find the courage to accept God’s love by faith you can just “be”.

Deep calls to deep when you recognise Christ in another person… in someone who seeks God with you and through you and beside you. And with that person you can just “be”.

Photo is ‘Ardrossan sand and sky’ by Mike Lockie on Flickr

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A creed for the journey…

Still on a ‘travel’ theme, here is a wonderful creed written by Australian writer and theologian Dorothy McRae-McMahon (and found in this book” by Peter Millar):

We believe in God
who takes our smallest moment of hope
and grows it forth like a tree
with spreading branches
for the sheltering of new life.

We believe in Jesus Christ
who walks tall amongst us,
seen in our faces, felt in our hearts,
bedded deep in the longing of our souls
for all that is true, just and full of hope.

We believe in the Holy Spirit
who waits on our moments of openness
and springs into the unknowns
with joy and delight,
that we may be called on
beyond where we thought we could go
where every step is walked on holy ground.

A creed for the journey which reminds us that whatever we face in life we can draw on the amazing grace of the God who travels with us into the unknown… the God of life and hope… the God of joy and delight.

Picture is ‘walk through the shadows and into the light’ by Mike Lockie on Flickr

The future starts here…

Following on from yesterday’s poem, a blessing for Friday from Cheryl at holdthisspace

we leave today
going into a future
as yet unmapped

take faith with you as you go;
into the parts of your life not yet travelled by love
into the parts of the world unexplored by grace

let compassion and hope be the roads that you follow
today and always

amen.

Picture is ‘the start of the walk’ by Mike Lockie on Flickr