Monday in Holy Week

Updated from Iraq war days as I travel to North Carolina today:

For I am certain of this; neither
death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nothing already in existence
and nothing still to come, nor any power, nor the heights nor the depths, nor
any created thing whatever, will be able to come between us and the love of
God, known to us in Christ Jesus our Lord. –
Rom. 8:38-39.

Last night  I received a
call from one of my children needing comfort. My child didn’t want us to go to
war. I wanted to be with and hold my child  so we could relieve each
other’s anxiety. I was reminded again of the word’s of Nouwen:

“ The mystery of God’s presence, there fore, can be
touched only be a deep awareness of his absence. It is the center of our
longing for the absent God that we discover his footprints, and realize that
our desire to love God is born out the love which he has touched us. In the
patient waiting for the loved one,we discover how much he has filed our lives
already. just as the love of a mother for her son can grow deeper when he is
far away, just as children can learn to appreciate their parents when they have
left the home, just as lovers can rediscover each other during long periods of
absence, so our intimate relationship with God can become deeper and more
mature by the purifying experience of his absence.”

God, you are my
God, I am seeking you,… I meditate on you all night long, for you have always
helped me.” Ps. 63: 1-8.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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