The beckoning will be your home

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                    

         "I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans,          to give you this land to possess."                   —Genesis 15.7

         Our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there          that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.          He will transform the body of our humiliation          that it may be conformed to the body of his glory.                   —Philippians 3.20-21

         The Lord is my light and my salvation;                   whom shall I fear?          The Lord is the stronghold of my life;                   of whom shall I be afraid?                            —Psalm 27.1

The promise seldom comes as a voice— more like a nudge, a beckoning from nowhere that tips you off balance and something in you keeps walking, something in the part of you that is beyond you.

The beckoning itself will be your home, a belonging from elsewhere that will lead you through strange places, dry places where you are the only one, where others refuse to understand, and the dark, confusing alleys of the unknown, but belonging still,

a home from which you can't be removed, that moves with you like the moon through the trees, a presence that does not send you but accompanies you, walking the most frightening streets with you, holding you close under the sheets of your despair, knowing what you are too weary to see, the body of your humiliation radiant with glory, by nothing but love.

Walk on, and do not be afraid.

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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