Friday, September 04, 2009

moving through life

It's good to get a little taste of heaven. I did yesterday in what turned out to be preparation for me in receiving bad news, but news we'll work through. It was one of those unusual (I wish I didn't have to say that) days for me, when God's Presence was persistent and clear.

Now to live in that Presence all the time, and be changed by God more and more into the image of Jesus. That is what I want. And in that changing is a calling that is challenging. It involves faith, hope and love to the end. And it's marked by following the way of Jesus in this life as God's resurrection people, the way of the cross. And really caring about not just our own lives with God, but for our neighbors and beyond.

I'm grateful that confession to God means forgiveness and that we can go on, cleansed with a new start. And that God will be with us in Jesus by the Spirit to the end. That we can bear witness by our lives and words of all God's faithfulness to us through Jesus.

What might you like to add to this?

6 comments:

Maalie said...

So sorry about your bad news Ted. Whatever it may be (and I don't need to know) my thoughts are with you.

nAncY said...

i am with maalie, i am also sorry of the bad news.

and i am with you, i will pray for you.

faith, hope, and Love.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks, much Maalie. I appreciate that.

Ted M. Gossard said...

nAncY,
Thanks for your prayers. Still have to work it through, but feeling better now. But it will take some time. And so many face similar issues or problems along this same line.

nAncY said...

prayed

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks, nAncY. Doing alright.