A foretaste of the to-come
Tuesday, February 29, 2000

   "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace.  For my eyes have seen your salvation..."
    -- Luke 2:29-30, New International Version

   Old Simeon uttered these words when he saw the Christ child.  What a sight it must have been.  You know, we, as mere human beings, seek out such a vision, but some don't quiet know what it is they are looking for.  Have you ever taken a moment to think about what your life is about?  Where it is you feel your life is supposed to go?  And, with the utmost honesty, feel you were put on this earth to do or experience something truly great and life changing?
     Hear the Good News,you were put on this earth to be a part of something special.  I believe it all begins with our experience of Christ.  When this happens, our life changes.  We see through a different set of lenses.  Our purpose become clear and the that which we reach for appears before our very eyes.  What is it you ask?
    I think you know.
    Take a second, look at where you are.  Look at where you have been.  Can you feel it, that sense of excitement, where the answer is just on the tip of your tongue.
     It would not be totally right for me to tell you and rob you of the discovery, but I will say it is around you, within you, children see it, it is to come and often, we see glimpses of it in our world.  Search yourself and discover what God has called you to do and you too will understand the "something special"

   Righteous Father, open my eyes that I may see, glimpses of You which will set me free.  Open my ears that I may hear the truth that surrounds me everywhere.  Allow me to "discover" that special part of my life that is a reflection of Your call upon my life.  It is in his name, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.