February 2017

“This is the place of the soles of my feet, where I will reside among the people. . . “ These words come from the Hebrew Scriptures in the book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel was an interesting fellow who had some amazing visions and had some dramatic encounters with beings speaking for God. He lived in a very different time and didn’t know anything about Jesus, but when I read these words, I immediately thought what a perfect statement for this time in our church year.

During Advent, before Christmas, we sing – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” which means Come, God- with-us. Then Christmas proclaims the birth of Jesus, the man who embodied holiness. And now we celebrate Epiphany, this time of declaring God’s light is for all the world. Epiphanies are our ‘aha’ moments, when we realize we are experiencing the Holy with us. Times when we truly know there is something far greater than ourselves at work in the world. Epiphanies surprise us into awareness that we share space with the soles of God’s feet.

Makes me think – What if I were approached the world, my neighbors, day to day living, as if I lived in the place of the soles of God’s feet?

Good news – God is with us

Grace and Peace,

Dottie

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