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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 8, A.D. 2005


Acts 1:12-14
Psalm 27:1,4,7-8
1 Peter 4:13-16
John 17:1-11


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Now this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and the one you sent, Jesus Christ." (John 17:4)

Jesus reveals eternal life consists in our 'knowing' God the Father, the only true God, and the one He sent, Jesus Christ.

Jesus reminds us that in 'knowing' the only begotten, beloved, Son of God, we know the Father. For He is in the Father and the Father is in Him. Jesus prays that we may be one, just as He and the Father are one in eternal life.

Jesus continues that He "glorifies the Father by accomplishing the work the Father gave Him to do".

Our first learned truth, that we are created to know, to love and to serve God, just as the Son knows, loves and serves the Father, expands in the filial gift to glorify God by accomplishing the work the Father gives me to do.

The intimate knowledge the Father and the Son have of one another, and expressed in the deepest love they share, begets eternal life for all who desire to know the only true God and the One He sent. Knowing this one who loves us first, inspires reciprocative knowing, begets love, and compels us to give our all, as Jesus did, to serve God. We too, glorify Him by accomplishing the work He gives us to do.

O God,
we are in awe that You desire to know, love and serve us and desire us to reciprocate and know, love, and serve You. May we glorify you by accomplishing the work the You give us to do. Amen.

- Mary Williams
(www.impactbydesign.biz)

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