God’s Fire

Exodus relates Moses meeting face-to-face with God: “. . . the angel of the Lord app appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked and beheld the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.” this reminds us that God’s fire roars into our lives burning the sin from our very beings. The fire that God brings grant us the ability to accommodate everything that we encounter whether it is sorrow, doubt, suffering, or pain. We all face this these material problems no matter who we are or where we live, and we know that God softens and comforts every trial that we face.

God brings this in the form of love, God’s Love. The compassion within us that this love brings allows us to recognize its glory and offer it to others. We identify with the graciousness and preciousness; overall it is all that repairs the brokenness within ourselves and within others. We recognize that note no matter who our neighbors are we suffer together in an unkind world that only God can rectify. We all have places of fear and trauma. With others we have conflicting places as well; places where the truth of God’s Love rings; places where we can trust; places where we can hold dear to us. This is where we have faith that all of which we are invited to share with our neighbors with whom we are traveling on this sometimes dark and long, lonely road caught. . . called life.

© Russell Kendall Carter

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