Day 26: You Will Return

When will I begin

to move through?


When you return

to the silence,

the place of

word’s birth.


When you begin

to hear loudly

My sweet

meaning and worth.


When you return

to said place

that will then scent

the past.


When you begin

to recall

how far

We’ve traveled

since meeting last.


When you return

to a time

when thunder

signaled familiar storms.


When you begin

to understand

I live

in the silence

of these words.


You will return

to Me…


Before you begin your day:

"I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will also. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." (John 14: 18-20)


When? How? But you said... What do you mean, a little while? Is this not the conversation we've had countless times with the Lord? And, yet these are His words. Society today demands the now. Do you think the Disciples endured the pressure of immediacy? I believe the mere thought of, "What in the world are we going to do without You" insists on a prompt response. Is the reply above comforting during unrest? In turmoil? 


Let us take a look down the road a bit. We know from Scripture where these words manifest - at Pentecost. But today, we do not have the pleasure of this knowledge, so we doubt, we stress, we fear.  

I imagine the Disciples looking at each other with quite distress. In Jesus's discourse in John 14: 15-31, Jesus reassures the Disciples over twenty times. He makes firm promises using the word will in twelve of these statements. 


I will not leave you desolate; you will also live; will be loved by my Father; will love him and manifest myself to him; we will come to him and make our home in him. be with you forever; peace I leave you; my peace I give to you; let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid...


Yet, we like the Disciples, can feel desolate, unloved, abandoned, distressed, troubled, afraid. How do you feel now? Do you identify with the Disciples? Do we ask, when will you return to me? Do we beg, move through my spirit? Sit within this emotion and listen:


Begin to hear loudly

My sweet meaning and worth.

Begin to understand

I live in the silence

of these words.


During your day:

"I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you.

Rise, let us go from here."

(John 14: 18 and John 14: 31b)


Read John 14: 18-31  


Throughout your day:

INHALE: I trust.

EXHALE: You guide.

(repeat as many times as needed)


Before you end your day:

I return

to the silence,

I begin to hear.

I return

to that place,

begin to recall.

I return to some time

I begin to understand

I live in the silence

I return.



Goodnight; sleep well; know you are blessed.

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