never, always, again, now

25 Nov

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We bow to the altar in church. We bow our heads when we pray. The monks bow whenever they sing the “Glory Be.” At the name of Jesus every head must bow, or so the Bible tells us so.

Bowing before God we are trusting, humble, grateful and hopeful.

Trusting: I am in the presence of One who will never do me harm or hurt me. Never do I need to be alert or look about in fear – never.

Humble: I rightfully acknowledge that this One is greater than I am, so I hesitate to let my eyes look into those eyes – always.

Grateful: I position myself so it is easier for a familiar hand of blessing to be laid upon my head – again.

Hopeful: I wait to feel that warm, familiar and gentle hand of care and comfort resting on the back of my neck – now.

Never?

Always?

Again?

Now?

2 Responses to “never, always, again, now”

  1. Father Rob Waller November 25, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    And expectant … as the hands that we have come to know so well touch the fronts of both of our shoulders to bid us to rise and to lift us up – forever.

  2. Char Hinners November 25, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Thank God that He loves us so!!!

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