BECOMING, ONCE BEGUN

Scripture:  Psalms 22:10 -  'From birth I was cast on You; from my mother's womb You have been my God.'  

Roots convey the idea of foundation and basics, of origins and principle, of nurture and fundamentals, the anchor before the ceiling; strings speak to connectedness and the constituency behind both literal and metaphorical 'fabric'; bridges speak to the path allowing us to be us, a construct which takes us around, through, upon and over the less needful, or back to the needful we previously thought was not; glue symbolizes that which affords intimacy bringing and holding together both the fitted pieces, as well as the conflictual even combative parts making for completeness.
There is no waste and there is no redundancy with the fruit of truest roots, strings, bridges, and glue...when truest the capacity is eternal, when truest comes of God and His love, and as it has been stated somewhere, elsewhere, 'GAWD, He don't make no junk!'.

In time, we've the privilege to be the roots, the strings, the bridges and the glue, representin' through life, and daring to be holy [as God  is holy]; for that is the call upon one and all, to do so, being such, knowing God's got our back.  
So wake up, git up, go out saints, and touch something, bless someone, raise something; for the manifold sanctified footprints in history are waiting for some more of yours [and the snooze button is broke]

Invisible roots, invisible strings; Love is the good hid in visible things; Invisible bridges, invisible glue; Love is the Bringer that binds me to You.

Let's be mindful that God is at the start, middle, and end of all things happening, even our own things, whether public, personal, or private, whether pleasant or unpleasant, whether glorious, or just south of a hot mess - with the call upon us to be yielded to Him.
'Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks!'

Psalm 22:10 informs us how God is very present from start to finish, and as other scriptures attest, even beyond the linear constraints of time as we experience it. It is a marvel to know just how He appreciates us, and we can only scratch the surface of just how He is for us, and with us. Grace is amazing. And He is the Author...
'...from my mother's womb'... from the start of all our experiences, from the least to the most,from all remembered to the plenty not known or forgotten, from cradle to grave, there is God!
'From birth'... throughout all those delicate moments from the very beginning as conceptus, to zygote, to embryo, to fetus to nearly-born, then newly-born infant, there is God!

'Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!' Psalm 139: 16-17
'For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.' Romans 11:36

We enjoy and endure with our measure the human adventure with God every step of the way and then some! At its truest,  this 'adventure' is synonymous with worship! And worship put squarely is the walking out of holiness and love, intentionally, imperfectly, progressively, daily, in the light of God's grace and forgiveness. Thank You Jesus for such a great, great mercy!


Prayer:  Dear Lord, help us to incline toward all of Your ways, and find of all of our stages of being and within all of life's seasons, the seen and the unseen, the temporal and the eternal, the sturdy and the fragile, a reason for sacred reflection, and here on earth, an advocacy which dares to be spiritual; to be charitable, holy, faithful, joyfully sober, gratefully gracious and prayerful. As an act of praise, let us speak and live 'life'! Let that be our ultimate choosing- to bless You, and all those whom You love.
Glory to Your Name!

(by Dr. McNeal Brockington)



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