|Sunrise over Lake Erie, Monroe|
In John 17 Jesus prays for
"Someday what Jesus prayed for and what we already know now in part will be known in full. At the consummation there will be, as John Wesley describes it, "a deep, an intimate, an uninterrupted union with God; a constant communion with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, through the Spirit; a continual enjoyment of the Three-One God, and of all creatures in him." Such is God's desire for us, that we become, as the apostle Peter says, "participants of the divine nature." (2 Peter 1:4)." (Stephen Seamands, Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service, Kindle Locations 74-76)
We are invited to dwell and live our lives in him, now and forevermore, presently and eternally.
As I think of this, my soul does a full stop, like the great pause at the end of Handel's Hallelujah chorus. I can live in constant communion with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I experience this relational intimacy as I move towards God, as I attach myself to him.
Today is a day of great promise, bringing me much hope, because it is a day of knowing God more deeply by experience.
"What a rich, joyous union
with the triune God
is offered to us."
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