LETTER – 2004-E
He, who knows the fall of a sparrow ... knows of a falling tear.
He, who bids the sun to rise ... makes the shadows flee away.
He, who stirs the mighty waves ... calms the troubled sea.
He, who is likened to a "rushing wind" ... whispers, "Peace be still."
He, who formed the Universe ... said, "Consider the lilies of the field."
He, who is the King of Kings ... "remembered" a dying thief.
He, who is the Absolute, the Supreme, the Infinitely Perfect ... calls us sons.
We bow our heads, close our eyes ... and being filled with awe and wonder, we answer with a trembling voice; "Father." Hallelujah!
It seems, at times, that we are very far from home. We miss the abiding presence of our loving Father and the gentle touch of our Elder Brother's hand. There is nothing on earth that can be compared to our dwelling place in the Father's House. Even our Fortress of Aloneness is but a figure of our Secret Place of Silence in the heavenlies.
In our beginning He gave us
In our heavenly abode there were the songs of the morning stars, the songs of the angels and the Song of the Sons; but, more glorious than all was the Song of the Spirit, for His words were as an anointing oil upon the Face of God
I have often wondered if the endlessness of eternity will be long enough to behold the full glory of the Lord ... will it be long enough to know, even as He ... will it be long enough for us to give Him the love, the praise, the honor and glory He is worthy of. Nevertheless, we know that the endlessness of eternity cannot contain His greatness or the love He has for us. Hallelujah!
At times we become disheartened and we cry out; "Father, how much longer must we wait until the "promise" is fulfilled?" We also become restless and impatient. Do you know why this happens? It is because our outer man is still waiting for the "promise" with the understanding of the old order. The Father made no promises to His sons, rather, He gave all that He had to them. However, our Elder Brother promised the "saved of the earth" eternal life and assured them of His return. Through the shedding of His blood, He gave hope to all mankind, to all Creation. To us was given the authority to deliver the Creation ... at the Father's appointed time.
The Father sent us here, as I have written before, to partake of the nature of Adam's Race, to taste of sin and shame, of suffering and death ... in order that we might have the full knowledge and understanding of mans'
It is in His presence that we have the fullness of joy. It is in the silence of mortal voices that He speaks. It is in our "time apart" that our inner son is lifted up to the Realm of Light and we are shown the hidden riches of the Secret Place. It is there, He calls us by name and holds us close to His heart. It is there, He tells us of things to come concerning His sons. It is there we feel at home and find rest it
Knowing, therefore, of our former life and glory, let us not grow weary, nor faint; for we are working our way back home ... where the Father waits to receive us, to embrace us and to open for us the Golden Doors of the "Inner Chamber" ... The Chamber of Deity, hidden deep inside the Holy Place. Within this Chamber is the Father's Plan for the Ages, the Lamb's Book of Life and The Holy Vial of Divine Love. Truly, the Father has saved the "best" for "last". Hallelujah!
I know a well that flows and runs ... Yet remains hidden
Eternal spring ... a hidden well ... Yet I know were it rises
I do not know where it begins
Every beginning and every end
I know nothing else so full of beauty ... In the heavens or the earth
For all beauty and all life ... Drink from the water of her light
I know this well will run eternal...Ever deep and ever wide
And no one man can ever cross it ... Without the faith from on high
I know this well does overflow ... to give light to mankind
This spring is hidden within the living Bread ... Flowing from the Bread of Life
And no one man can ever taste it ... Without the faith from on high
John of the Cross, 1542-1591