Journey: Aug 27, 2014

Journey: Aug 27, 2014

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3

 Last week I was running errands in a nearby town and on my way out the door I grabbed my journal and dropped it into my bag.

In the middle of my busy day I made a bit of space. I walked into an old church building and found myself deeply moved by the stained glass windows near the altar.

These were the inscriptions:

“She is not dead, but sleepeth.”

“Thy brother shall rise again.”

“Young man I say unto thee arise”

“I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me
though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

“So he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.”

“And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”

Here is a tiny piece of what I wrote in my journal:

It seems you speak always and I must simply be quiet enough to listen. I wandered into this church today and these windows whispered to me…You are the resurrection and the life. To abide with you is to abide in life.

Keep me abiding…