I HAVE CHOSEN YOU OUT OF THE WORLD .....JOHN 15
Out of the billions who have lived in this world, how staggering to think that Jesus chose me!
That in itself would be enough to get me out of bed in the morning, but there's more.
When I arise I imagine Jesus conversation with me to be something like this: "Have you any idea
how thrilled I am to spend this day with you? I get to talk to people you will spend time with. I get to go with you
wherever you go-to church, work, the supermarket, to your neighbor's to chat. Today I get to see through your eyes,
touch through your hands. Through you I get to be compassionate, empathetic, sensitive. I am looking forward to spending
time with your friends, being strong when you grow tired and weary, being still when things get busy. I can't wait to
help you work through problems that come your way. What joy to be there when you join voices with others today.
in praise of Abba! At days's end, when you close your eyes in sleep, I'll be resting on the pillow, right there beside you."
Jesus grant me the grace this day to be conscious of your presence within me each moment.
Help me to be just as excited as you that this day is ours.