On the Fullness of God:Holy Trinity Sunday May 27,2018
Thank You beloved God
for the endlessly layered
revelations of yourself
in our midst.
Thank You for words
that cannot contain you
but may open doors
to the sacred wonder of You.
Abba, Amma God, Creator of all,
of more than we will ever know,
of billions of years of universe,
cosmos and mystery,
in our hearts
we call You our father, Daddy, and
our Mother, Mama, surely as Jesus did.
Alaha is what he said more formally
but now through his love
we are adopted and grafted in,
and can confidently say Abba, Amma too.
We do not need to know or say your name,
our Jewish brethren have such deep respect
they do not even whisper it and our Muslim
brethren say Allah and some say Great Spirit
and some Krishna-different languages all inadequate.
God words, but not Essence.
Words and concepts are not adequate
and there is no word box to put You in
yet we reach with them toward you.
One God-yes You are One and
in complete unity-Three-In-One to
those who know You as, Father/Mother, Son,
and Holy Spirit.
Creator of an all we cannot fathom,
God Son who walked this earth completely in
frail human form and
knew our experience inside out
through life and death,
Risen Christ and Holy Spirit with us still-
within, and all around us-guiding advocating,
teaching, shaping and forming and most of all,
Beloved God Who loves us deeply,
it is only through love that we can grasp
the hem of your garment,
climb through the endless green of life,
and rock to sleep on gentle seas,
or shudder at the wind, rain, and fire
that can envelop all,
look up through the layers of star filled
night and behold in awe a tiny bit of what
You have done and Who You are.
Maker of life, Maker of all,
your DNA is in us making love
possible no matter what,
making justice our ideal
and peace our blood-stained banner,
no matter what and giving us
the power to create the world You
intended to be-still, still.
Thank you for sending Jesus to show
us the way for we have gotten so lost
on our own.
He knew laughter and love,
fear, loss, betrayal,pain and tears.
He is with us always,
in the best and worse of times,
and we are not alone.
We got caught up in self multiplying rules
and made them meaningless
and confused sacrifice with the blood of
others, deemed less than us,
deemed not human when what you
wanted was our lives- our love for
You and one another.
remain with us always,
and send forth
Your Spirit to teach us Who You are
and em-power us to join with You to
renew the face and the promise
of the earth.
The readings for today are: Deuteronomy 4:32-34,39-40; Psalm 33:4-5,6,9,18-19,20,22; Romans 8:14-17 and the Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20.
Thanks be to the Triune God!
Love and blessings,
Pastor Judy Lee, RCWP
Rev. Dr. Judith Lee, RCWP
Good Shepherd Ministry Fort Myers, Florida