Given how I feel at present, I’m particularly thankful for this short blog, which arrived whilst I was half-asleep.
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23:1; NLT).
Father God, and Mother;
My Shepherd, Teacher, Brother;
My Sister, Lover –
You are One:
I need no other.
The Lord our God, the Lord is one (Mark 12:29; NIV).
God: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy (Matthew 6:9; NLT).
All creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time (Romans 8:22; NLT).
I will proclaim God’s decree – YHWH said to me: “You are my own; I’ve given birth to you today” (Psalm 2:7; TIB).
Christ: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep (John 10: 11; NLT).
You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).
Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him. They stood outside and sent word for him to come out and talk with them. There was a crowd sitting around Jesus, and someone said, “Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.” Jesus replied, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he looked at those around him and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:31-5; NLT).
Holy Ghost: Say to wisdom, “You are my sister” (Proverbs 7:4; NIV).
God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2; NIV).
I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine (Song of Songs 6:3; NLT).
Oneness: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; NIV).
A reading: Mark 12:28-31; NIV
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”