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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 19, 2023

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SUNDAY, March 19
The Fourth Sunday in Lent

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

I like to think of heaven as a dimension next door. Physicists often speak of multiple dimensions existing side by side and that it is possible to move from one universe or dimension to the next, like air passing through a screen door. The reason we cannot flow through is because the screen blocks us but God as spirit moves freely.

I say all of this because there is so much that we cannot see, that we cannot understand, that is hidden in other dimensions. Consider the sun: our human eyes can physically see only about 42 percent of its light. We are blind to the rest, to the ultraviolet rays and infrared rays. 

Yet, God sees it all; God moves freely between and among dimensions. Our faith calls us to better vision, seeing life more accurately, seeing ourselves more honestly, seeing as God sees and not as we see.

MOVING FORWARD: Imagine what it would be like to see others as God sees them.

PRAY for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Today the Church remembers .

Ps 23 | 1 Samuel 16:1-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | John 9:1-41



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