Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Overshadowed

I love how different portions of Scripture 
take on special meaning during the seasons.
Luke 1 comes alive during the advent season.
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, 
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you."
The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary 
for the purpose of bringing forth the life of Christ.
It remains the same for us.
The Holy Spirit comes to overshadow us 
for the purpose of bringing forth the life of Christ in us.
"The duties of each moment are the shadows 
beneath which hides the divine operation." Fenelon
Do I recognize the divine operations present 
behind the shadows of moments?
The Holy Spirit is active in the moments of my life 
to bring forth His life.
I say to my heart, "Recognize His coming today!"
Though I don't always understand how He works every moment.
Though I don't always understand His divine nature in me.
Though I don't always understand how this can be.
Though I don't always feel this presence.
I adopt the language of Mary and say,
"May it be unto me according to Your word."

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