#Advent2016 Day Three

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Shea’s Reflections

Sit still for a moment and give your full attention to the moment.

Expand your chest and abdomen and realize the profound result – a breath.
Now imagine yourself suddenly transported, naked into space – expand your chest now mortal
– where did your breath go?
Somewhere within the frame of countable seconds, you will die.
Realize this as a result – you live with drastic need.
You might assume you somewhere somehow did something to deserve the need be met
You might also assume you would do just fine providing for yourself
You could conclude you are just as much an accident as the air around you – and never give it a second thought
but this Christmas season has arrived to provoke you to think about the needs you have and the gifts you receive
We are reminded of Love and it’s work – “He did good to you and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness”
We are reminded that it is only by grace that we live and move and have our being
We are confronted with needs beyond our physical body
and we will sing “Jehovah Jireh!”
The Lord God Provides

Lori’s Reflections

Daniel 6:27
“…he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth…”
Beyond the border of my power,
Past the end of my plans,
Above my eyes and below my fear.
You are there.
You, with your Breath
                Waving wonders with your sweeping hands.
Revealing signs with your words, speaking being into emptiness.
Not bound by time and space and gravity, your work goes on in other realms.
Sometimes I think I can sense the great movements in the heavens-
                Sometimes I am dumbed down by my physicality.
Always – you are moving.