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Friday, July 21, 2006

Gaining vision in the wilderness

May we pause... and reflect amidst our prayerfulness in these days. Is not all that is happening truly the birth pangs of the latter days? Do we sense the internal groanings in our minds, our hearts and bodies ...and even our souls?
'We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.' Romans 8:22-25 (RSV).
Let us take heart... and all the more as we see the Day drawing near. Let us look up... for our Salvation is drawing near! Let us lift up our drooping hands. Let us not allow our knees to be put out of joint. Let us not neglect to meet together as is the habit of the faithful (especially in times such as these).
We need to hear and listen to the voice of our Lord - tuning in more carefully, prayerfully - especially in these days when the Word of the Lord is scarce amongst so many...
May our Lord Jesus touch your heart and open you to Him for renewal: This Day... while there is still daylight!

4 comments:

  1. Fr David,

    Looks good. I like the maps and the info on the parish,

    Tom

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  2. My son and his wife live in Rochester. We are praying for their salvation. I was so encouraged by your website!!!!!!!!! We are believers without a believing Episcopal church near us. If you have a prayer group, would you add Scott and Gabriela to your prayer list? May God bless you, protect you, hold you FIRM IN THE FAITH, and surround you with encouragement.

    Lancaster, PA

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  3. There is ALWAYS hope in Christ. He is our living hope! YES, we will be praying for Scott and Gabriela. In fact, we have already begun joining you in prayer for them. May their hearts open to Jesus as He reaches out to them: may they notice and care and find salvation! In Jesus' Name. Amen!

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  4. Fr. David and 'all the saints' @ All Saints.

    I think this site is wonderful and I too share your views on orthodox Anglicanism. I am praying for you all and I hope to someday soon join you for the celebration of the Eucharist.

    A fellow travelor
    In IC XC
    Peace

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