Friday, January 23, 2015

Hebrews 8:6-13, Psalm 85:8, 10-14, Mark 3:13-19


Hebrews 8:6-13, Psalm 85:8, 10-14, Mark 3:13-19

Hebrews 8:6-13

My Beloved, You are the New Covenant that God our Father makes with His people sealed in Your Blood in this way You have now become the only acceptable Mediator between God and man - there is no other. For this is the will of God that all are saved by You, that all are brought to perfection through Your Holy Spirit and that in You and through You alone we will attain eternal life.  The Old Covenant was made between God and sinful man it could never accomplish Scythian lasting because it was made with sinners who constantly forgot that they were chosen from all nations to be the people of God.

In You who are the New Covenant that unites man to God , it is Your Holy Spirit in us that enable God to write His law of love in our hearts so we will never forget what God has done for us in making You the bridge that enables us gain access to the Father.

Psalm 85:8, 10-14

My Beloved, when we look at the world today there seems to be only evil, conflict, greed and hate. The future looks bleak because all that is true and good seems to be lost in this culture of hedonism and violence that we live in.  But the Word of God is true and what God has accomplished and established with man through You to ensure our salvation makes everything that we around us at evil's last stand.

When the Father sent You into the world it was because as the God of Justice when He stooped down low from the heavens He wanted to meet goodness and faithfulness to Your Law so His righteous justice would be satisfied.  The God of Love sent Love to earth so Faithful Filial Love would meet Fatherly Love and bring about peace through the merits that You have won on our behalf by becoming life in us and offering Your Life in exchange for ours. In You we receive all that is good, perfect and eternal and we live in Your peace - a peace the world cannot give.

Mark 3:13-19

My Beloved, the one true thing to remember always is that it is You who call and those who receive the call must leave everything as the apostles did and follow You. It is not always easy for many reasons one of them surely being that one is not capable or perhaps not really sure that they can commit but when it becomes clear that You indeed desire to entrust us with a special mission, the loving and obedient response is always, "Here I a Lord, I come to do Your will."

The twelve You chose were from all walks of life, simple people. Some were called to play a more visible, more prominent role than the others. What each was entrusted with is not as important as that they each did exactly what You wished them to do. They were faithful, loyal, available and willing. Make me an apostle with the heart, mind and will of the men You chose Beloved even though the task that You entrust me with be small for I am only Your little nothing.

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