Thank You beloved God for the endlessly layered revelations of yourself in our midst. Thank You for words that cannot contain you but may open doors to the sacred wonder of You.
Abba, Amma God, Creator of all, of more than we will ever know, of billions of years of universe, cosmos and mystery, in our hearts we call You our father, Daddy, and our Mother, Mama, surely as Jesus did. Alaha is what he said more formally but now through his love we are adopted and grafted in, and can confidently say Abba, Amma too. We do not need to know or say your name, our Jewish brethren have such deep respect they do not even whisper it and our Muslim brethren say Allah and some say Great Spirit and some Krishna-different languages all inadequate. God words, but not Essence. Words and concepts are not adequate and there is no word box to put You in yet we reach with them toward you.
One God-yes You are One and in complete unity-Three-In-One to those who know You as, Father/Mother, Son, and Holy Spirit. Creator of an all we cannot fathom, God Son who walked this earth completely in frail human form and knew our experience inside out through life and death, Risen Christ and Holy Spirit with us still- within, and all around us-guiding advocating, teaching, shaping and forming and most of all, loving us.
Beloved God Who loves us deeeply, it is only through love that we can grasp the hem of your garment, climb through the endless green of life, and rock to sleep on gentle seas, or shudder at the wind, rain, and fire that can envelop all, look up through the layers of star filled night and behold in awe a tiny bit of what You have done and Who You are.
Maker of life, Maker of all, your DNA is in us making love possible no matter what, making justice our ideal and peace our blood-stained banner, no matter what and giving us the power to create the world You intended to be-still, still.
Thank you for sending Jesus to show us the way for we have gotten so lost on our own. He knew laughter and love, fear, loss, betrayal,pain and tears. He is with us always, in the best and worse of times, and we are not alone. We got caught up in self multiplying rules and made them meaningless and confused sacrifice with the blood of others, deemed less than us, deemed not human when what you wanted was our lives- our love for You and one another.
Beloved Love, remain with us always, and send forth Your Spirit to teach us Who You are and em-power us to join with You to renew the face and the promise of the earth.
The readings for today are: Deuteronomy 4:32-34,39-40; Psalm 33:4-5,6,9,18-19,20,22; Romans 8:14-17 and the Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20. Thanks be to the Triune God!