"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Friday, May 31, 2013

Written Into ALL Things

I can't help but love it when an old passage becomes new.  You know what I'm talking about.  That Scripture you've read over and over and over for years and years and years -- and all of a sudden, BAM!, it's fresh.  For me this morning, it was John 1:1-3.  

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  ALL things came into being through him, and without him NOT ONE thing came into being.

It sounds a little bit like Colossians 1:16, doesn't it?  For in him ALL things in heaven and on earth were created ... ALL things have been created through him and for him.

ALL things?  Do ALL things have the stamp of Christ upon them?  Is His nature inherent in ALL things?  Is His will written into the very structure of it ALL?  Are we "predestined" by the very nature of things to be Christ's?

Is sounds to me like a big fat Yes!  That there is both a Christ touch and a Christ purpose in creation.  That ALL is made not only BY Him -- touch; but FOR Him -- purpose.  In other words, there is a destiny written into not only the God-created order of nature but into my blood, my relationships, my life.  Into ALL.  

It's also the very make-up of YOUR being.

Therefore, may we ALL live according to the Divine design written within each of us.  And may God extend His mercy when we choose otherwise.

Just an ordinary moment...

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