God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Be Opened



Dzibilchaltun - Mayan ruins in Yucatan Mexico

Mark 7:31-37
31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." 35 And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 They were astounded beyond measure, saying, "He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."

Where are you closed?
Be Opened.

Dzibilchaltun - Mayan ruins in Yucatan Mexico

Has there been too much bad news, too many bad stories, have you stopped hearing?
Be Opened.
Is your child ill, hungry, hurting, are you longing for just a moment of hope, a time of wholeness.
Be Opened.  
Do you wonder if it really matters what you say to God, to the preacher?  Could it possibly make any difference?
Be Opened. 
Have you taken into yourself things you know can harm you …

Be Opened.
Jesus touches you … sighs deep in his soul…  and says …
Be Opened.

Dzibilchaltun - Mayan ruins in Yucatan Mexico

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4 comments:

  1. oh MY these are beautiful, beautifully chosen, and I sit here 2 weeks after return from BE 5.0, muttering, "NOW I get it..." Thank you for these, and for illumination!

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  2. Thank you for these words. Still working on bulletin/prayers but if I print/use may I (with attribution)?

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