Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. “If you belong to God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” —Luke 4.3
And then this boring meeting to become a circus, this flabby body to become a work of art, this life to become something else.
You can spend your life (oh, how we do) inside a bubble of judgments and desires, and never know even a simple stone.
No, stay here. Let the stone be a stone, the traffic be traffic.
Even this broken life, this troubled soul, this difficult time.
Otherwise how can a joy be joy, a wonder a wonder? Life is this, not something else.
This is the mystery of the fast, the hungry day that is a hungry day, free from the dictates of desire.
Nothing needs to be what it isn't. There is glory enough in the stone. And in you, already a child of God.
You can't command the transformation, but only present yourself to God, who can.
Just smile at Satan and say, “No thanks. I'm good.”
+ Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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