Thursday, December 24, 2009

Κύριος Notes:Essentials of Grace

Thank you Jesus for this day and for coming into this world for no other reason than to reach out.
Essentials of Grace

Scripture Reflections: Matthew 5:
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Hunger and thirst are a necessity...not something that is optional. What does it say when righteousness is not something that is a necessity? The first thing that is says it that I am not blessed as long as I am in that place in my heart and life where righteousness is less than an essential.

Lord Jesus--Somehow it is fitting that I should be thinking, writing and praying about righteousness during the Christmas season...the day when light came into darkness...when hope broke through to find a humanity in desperate need. As long as righteousness is an extra piece of baggage and not integrated in my life it is not where it needs to be. Righteousness needs to be integrated into the fabric of my life just like water...just like food. When eaten food can only be jettisoned at great discomfort.

I am thinking about this in the airport and thinking about the people that are passing by in the prototypical urban they thirst for righteousness? Some are thirsting, maybe that person who is so intent on reading is also thirsting for authenticity...genuineness in a world of imitations...maybe the person who is just out of frame is saying a silent prayer to You Lord Jesus.
Lord Jesus let hunger and thirst for you and for your righteousness and grace be infused into my everyday...into this day.

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