Today’s Blessing (4.27)

From a random church page.

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_D, King of the universe, Creator of all things for being in all things.

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things for being through all things.

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things for dwelling in our midst.

(Thoughts from my wife) This was the meditation from Henri Nouwen for Wednesday, April 27:

Two of the disciples of Jesus were on their way to a village called Emmaus… Jesus himself came up and walked by their side; but something prevented them from recognizing him… But while he was with them at table he took bread and said the blessing; …and their eyes were opened and the recognized him. …They said to each other ‘did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us…?’. (Luke 24)  
Nouwen’s commentary on this was remembering the resurrection, and how it affects our daily lives; a good reminder.  But my thoughts immediately went to a different place:
How often does Jesus walk up beside us, and we don’t recognize Him?

The best, most honoring way we can remember the resurrection is to look for Jesus all around us.  See Him and seek Him in the faces of the downtrodden, the weak, the poor, the helpless.  Offer love.  Be a blessing.  Usher in His kingdom by treating every stranger walking beside us on the road as the very image of G_d we are searching for.

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One thought on “Today’s Blessing (4.27)

  1. My thoughts go to… how could they not recognize him? How could you be around someone nearly every day for three years, be separated for a weekend, then suddenly not recognize them? So… either great suffering changes people dramatically or G-d deliberately veiled their consciousness… or both.

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