Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Feast of All Saints Year b - Psalm 24

Psalm 24
JD Bailey ascended the hill of the Lord yesterday afternoon. Michael Laursen made his ascent this morning. Their hands were made clean and their hearts were made pure by the King of Glory to whom they lifted up their souls. They now stand in the holy place and gaze upon the face of God having received the promised blessing of peace forevermore from the God of their salvation. For the family and friends who walked with them as far as the living are permitted to go their passing is bittersweet because our lives are still lived in the womb of the temporal while they have been birthed into the eternal. But since we belong to “the company of those who seek him” we are assured that the ancient gates will be lifted up for us when we ascend the hill of the Lord to stand beside them in the holy place. Until our time to climb we pray Godspeed to JD and Michael and rejoice that they have joined the saints in light and wait for us to take our place at the forever feast. 

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