This Friday evening I thought I’d just select one of my other works of spiritual literature from the living room bookcase—some of which admittingly I’ve never read—and see what the message was for today. Here’s what I got:
The Sunlit Way, April 15
“Know that your Source of joy is something changeless. The hopes of the world are but in material things and when these pass or change their joy fades, hope dies, only dark night remains.
“Speak comfort to such. Tell of My Love surrounding you, that My protecting Power is yours. That I can never fail one who trusts in Me. That you can breathe in courage from My Presence as you breathe in air.
“Tell the world—that for one who walks a cheerless road with Me, the bare hedge doth blossom as the rose, and life is bathed in sunlit joy.”
– From “God at Eventide: A Companion Volume to “God Calling” by Two Listeners,” Edited by A. J. Russell
The book, “God Calling,” is comprised of messages from a spirit guide to two anonymous female “listeners.” The listeners approached the day sitting in silence, waiting for a call from the spiritual realm. Wishing to remain anonymous, the listeners compiled the book of daily guidance edited by A. J. Russell, who refers to the book in the beginning pages as the “Daily Power.” The listeners claimed these messages were given to them by a universal “Jesus,” and it was God calling.
“God at Eventide…,” of which the above selection is from, is the evening devotions from the two listeners.
How apropos to pull this book from the shelf on a Friday evening, when I am seeking to wind down from a week of corporate work. The words are peaceful and comforting as apparently was the intention. And, picturing “life is bathed in sunlit joy” is so… yummy!
Once again I am reminded that the important things in life are not material goods, but those things which are of the heart, the Spirit.