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."

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Shadow Might Fall

Now many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. 13None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14Yet more than ever believers were added to the Lord, great numbers of both men and women, 15so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mats, in order that Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he came by. 16A great number of people would also gather from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all cured.  Acts 5:12-16
when you worry
when you worry about cost
when you worry that the bill will take your house
when you worry that the prescription costs more than you can afford
when you worry that in order to be well you will have to give up food
when you worry with the prescription you will have to turn off you last splurge the internet
when you worry you don't go to the doctor because you know you can't follow their advice
when you worry you don't go to the doctor until you need the emergency room
when you worry

when you worry
you wish a shadow would fall
you wish that the prayer would cure
you wish you lived in Jesus' time for then you might get lucky and get healed
you wish you lived at the time when even the shadow of Peter could heal you

when you worry
you don't have time, energy, the hope of a political solution
when you worry
you don't have the will to fight for the right to healthcare
when you worry
you don't have the voice that will be heard by those who are supposed to represent you
your voice is too poor, too ignored, too quiet
when you worry
you grab for anything that might change what you have now.

Holy One,
pour our your healing love
pour out you will
hold us who worry
may your shadow fall on us

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