Christ in you

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         This mystery that has been hidden
         throughout the ages and generations
         but now is revealed to God’s saints…
         is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

                  —Colossians 1.27-28

Never mind the lonely trek across the desert
to find your elusive teacher,
nor does your Savior have to come to you.
The Beloved lives inside you,
breathing here, moving in you, moving you,
the silence shimmering in your lungs,
the heat rising, pulsing, pushing,
straining to get out
and love this crazy world.

The life in you is of God.
The Chosen One is in your blood,
your flesh, even your wounds,
bleeding sometimes, and when you bleed
you bleed glory, and when you are weary
the splendor of God rests, and when you suffer
the Gentle One silently accepts your lashes,
and quietly rises again and again.

The Beloved lives inside you, working miracles,
or speaking to you in that silent language,
or sometimes sitting still,
eyes closed, with a little smile,
or maybe just relaxing, looking around,
being at home.
Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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