Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Κύριος Notes

Wonderful Maker

No eye has fully seen how beautiful the cross
And we have only heard the faintest whispers
Of how great you are

You made the world and saw that it was good
You sent your only son, for you are good

What a wonderful maker
What a wonderful savior
How majestic your whispers
And how humble your love
With a strength like no

Scripture Reflection: Luke 8

19Now Jesus' mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd.

Family memories are strong ones. My family stories come to mind...camping trips, a broken down car on the side of Nevada highway, and the houses that were a apart of my history. I remember the simplicity of the time...I am sure that it was not simple for Mom and Dad. The feelings rush back as I think of them.
Lord Jesus, what feelings did you have as you saw your mother and brothers attempting to come to you through the crowd that day? The pull of the crowd at your elbow and their needs, blind people who needed to see, lame people who needed to walk, and the urgency of your Heavenly Father's call, it must have been confusion and grace all at once.

20Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."

If those thoughts and feelings were there they are not what informed you response. Or at least that is not was included in your response to the crowd that day.
I wonder what memories and feelings flashed through your mind on that day? The smell of the saw dust and words of Joseph in you ears...
Could you feel the saw dust under you feet?
21He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."
There was a transition that was going on that was real and that was tangible. You were enlarging Your family of reference. That family circle would include me 2000 or so years down the course of grace. Amazing.
What were the costs of that transition? The look in Your mother eyes...the look of Your brothers as they heard Your words...there is a cost for all of what You have given to your people. Grace is not given cheaply.
What are the transitions that I am going through right now? What are the ones that will come in the future? Some will be sure to be painful...all to be sure will be filled with and laced with grace, but none will be like the transitions that you made on my behalf.
Lord Jesus, Be with me during the mix in this coming day. Smooth over the transitions that wait for me just around the next curve. Thank you for Your grace to be revealed in this day.

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