Thursday, January 16, 2020

Listening in the Space In-Between

In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? John 14.2

In my Father’s house
Not only my Father
But your Father too
For you are in me
And I am in you
You are his adopted
With whom he is pleased

There are many rooms
There is not only one room
Duplicated again and again
You are consumed with comparisons
Why does she get this
But you do not
Let go of the other
And cling to your Father
His love for you is unique
For you are you and not her
There is a room for you
And it is yours alone

If it were not so
Why do you doubt
Oh you of little faith
When I have calmed your storms
And carried you
When you could not walk
Not only am I the truth
But I am the good
Good shepherd
Revealing our Father’s love
Do not doubt
Only believe

I have told you
You are my sister
You are my friend
With whom I share myself
All that is mine is yours
All that is yours is mine
Share with me your tears
And I will shower you with
My Joy

I go
But I will be back
You must not cling to me
Here and now
If you do not let me go
You cannot follow me
For I go before you
A light upon the path

To prepare a place for you
Your place
The place I am preparing
Just for you
It is a unique gift
A unique grace
Of our Father’s
And it is yours
His beloved
Upon whom he smiles