Late Have I Loved You

 
O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom
standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy
humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in
thy defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might
of Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
I was thinking about freedom. 
It isn’t a natural thought to me that:
“service is perfect freedom. . . “
 
Within the many layers of meaning in this traditional prayer I find another
concept foreign to my everyday thinking: this God, this King of the
Universe, whom I aspire to serve has my soul, my eternal life, in hand.
Serving Him necessitates that I leave off the wiles of my nature, which is
I realize, a freedom I seek.
 
 
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About Artist's Eye

Our family moved to the Community in 1990. While raising our two children here I've worked at Paraclete Press and have been involved with Fine Arts over the years. I love to paint, tell stories, and build puppets--a thirty foot whale and her baby for the Spirit of America Band Field Show was one of the funnest projects I've ever done!

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