November 10

Psalm 16:6-11

“You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” vs. 11

Even though God is always at hand and the divine marker is in our DNA, many are blind to those indicators and live in what seems a totally random religious pattern. They follow one god for a season and then another, and often end up worshiping at the altar of materialism–always a good fallback for capitalistic people. But the psalmist, one of our faith ancestors, had another perspective. He could see God, and furthermore believed that his Maker would show him how to be alive and know everlasting joy and pleasure. The way of life that he described is still available to all, and when by faith we open our eyes to the ever-present Invisible One, we too can experience the fullness of joy. And it isn’t as hard as it sounds! The Mystery assumed flesh in Jesus and continues to be embodied in the loving servants all around us. As we watch them live we too learn how to be alive and embody the presence of Christ. And as we continue to walk by faith it becomes apparent that the Jesus path really does bring joy and lasting pleasure. We may not get the fame and fortune promised by the world, but love abounds and peace is at hand. And life really doesn’t get any better than that!

Thought for the Day: Who do I watch to learn the Way?

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