“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.” vss. 3-4
The writer of Ephesians knew that the story of the Christ did not begin with Jesus, but in the very origins of the universe. And that’s where our story begins too. We have been infused with the DNA of the Divine from the very beginning, and our origin is of old. Within the whole context of the created order we humans are the holy and blameless ones chosen to be the embodiment of Divine Love. Tonight we stand on the threshold of a new year and all of us are hoping that it will see the end of the pandemic and the current political divide. Whether it is or not is probably out of our individual control–we have to leave such things to health professionals and national leaders. But we do have a part to play! There is no better time than now for we who follow Jesus to begin living in accord with our call and our purpose. We can resolve in the year to come to live as holy and blameless persons–such a life is not an impossibility! As such we will practice unconditional love in every single one of our relationships, no exceptions, following the example of our Lord Jesus. And the whole world will be blessed!
Thought for the Day: How will I live in a holy and blameless way?
4 thoughts on “December 31”
The year 2020 showed me that lots of people believe love is something that is given to you and self-driven. That is a shame, because love is what you give others and knowing love is how you feel after you give to others. I am ashamed of those that do not wear a mask for the protection of others. If they loved others, they would wear a mask and this pandemic would already be at a low. I do love (and give to them) those that are in the medical profession protecting us. I cannot imagine what they go through daily and hearing the news about the lack of caring in our country for others. On the positive note, I see lots of people giving to others in need. Sometimes I shed tears of love for them. God bless these folks. I wish we were all like them in caring. Looking forward to 2021.
Good thoug1hts, Bill. I love you! Have a great 2021!
Thank you, Steve! Blessings to both you and Elaine, and we hope you have a meaningful and inspiring 2021.
Dick and Jan Anderson
Thank you! We miss seeing you…may 2021 be different and provide opportunities to get together!