Mission Statement

Cyber Sabbath's goal is to begin to mend the division between Christ and the world (society) that Church has created through reflections, sermons and devotionals

Cyber Sabbath is a place for the stifled Christian voice to be heard. Media gives way to much time to the extremist - over looking the theologically educated and/or the moderates in favor of what sells their view point. Here, politics aside, a pastor reflects on God's voice in every day life.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Healing

The train whistles rides the air like a dandelion seed; floating with effortless beauty.  I forgot how much I like the sound of the train whistling through the cool spring air.  Traveling of course with it are the not so beautiful sounds of car horns, dogs barking, sirens blowing and the occasional person shouting.  These are the sounds of the city - these are the sounds that I forgot about when I lived where the clean air smells like fresh manure and the crisp sounds of the night can be eerily quiet.   In the country however you have millions of stars to gaze upon and finding stillness for prayer is much easier...and yet as I sit in bed typing this I am struck by the comfort that the sounds of the city - mostly in uproar, give to me. 
By now, we have moved back to the city and we are trying to find the stillness of God's voice and plan for our future.  We have committed our future to one of the small churches we have been working with but we still need something else.  Perhaps that is why tonight I find comfort in the city because like the city, our life is not quite yet at the peaceful stillness of knowing.

I was recently thinking about the young women who bleed for several years and upon seeing Christ in the crowd reached out to just touch him and was instantly healed.  Jesus turned around and asked who touched him and after giving herself up - instead of being mad, Jesus said something like: daughter you are healed because of your faith, go in peace.  I have been thinking about this for several reasons...one because that women could have lost hope in her situation.  She could have felt like there was nothing more that anyone could and YET she didn't.  She didn't lose hope. 

We are often so quick to lose hope today.  Maybe because the "easy button" mentality has only played into the ease in which things happen.  How quickly our life should bounce back to normal. 

But maybe it isn't that she didn't lose hope - maybe she did and out of desperation she reached for Christ...I choose to believe she didn't lose hope. and in her faith, she was proven correct for she was healed.  The best part here is how Jesus response to her:

Daughter, you are healed because of your faith, go in peace -

1. He is accepting her - in a time when she was considered uncleaned and shunned by everyone, here she is being offered acceptance!

2. She is actually healed!

3.  She is able to go in peace to live the rest of her life.

This is an amazing story of not giving up hope and trusting that through our faith peace will be restored.  I might not know where the future is taking me or which path I will take as the choices come along, but I do know that should I keep the faith (and I plan too) that I will be given peace.  I might feel like the dandelion seed blowing through the air not quite sure where I am to land, but I have faith that the air is God's breath and I will surely land with peace ready to begin a new journey.  I shall have faith ...

In the meantime, I will play with my children enjoying their laughs and the true blessings they are in my life.  In the meantime as I float through the air I will see the sights and sounds of the city and know that the stillness of my own peace shall be mine one day.