Thursday, May 19, 2011

Re-Creation and Chronic Illness

I received this quote in my email this week. It really spoke to me as I continue along this journey of looking at how I am being re-created especially in the area of how I am choosing to handle living life with a chronic illness versus allowing my chronic illness to control my life.

God is never finished with creation, and God is never finished with us. We are constantly being re-created and we are invited to join God as co-re-creators of the world. This re-creation happens in our attitudes and spirits as much as in the physical world. We re-create when we replace hate with love, hurt with healing, despair for hope. Our prayers beckons re-creation. We join this re-creation as we ask God do anew in us what God has done throughout the centuries. We pray for sight returned, babies born, lives revived. We seek mercy unmasked, love unimpeded, and faith remade. We join with all creation in seeking re-creation. For we know that all creation has been groaning for remaking right up to the present time. And even we groan to be released from pain and suffering. We wait for God to give us our full life as children, including renewed bodies; we eagerly look forward to this freedom. ~Doug Pagitt - "Body Prayer"