An Encounter

The difference between faith and religion…faith is about trust and belief because we have experienced the Presence of God in our lives.  Has it happened to you?  It is hard to put into words…unexplainable…a time for me was putting together and delivering the eulogy at my father’s funeral.  Not something I ever could have done alone…when I think about that time words are few, yet the ones that come to mind are comfort, unusual peace, clear thinking…that doesn’t fully cover it but what I can come up with…in the book of Exodus Moses was up on the mountain for 40 days with God without food or water, yet it does not say he felt hunger or thirst.  An encounter with the Presence of God is unlike anything else in life.  May His Peace be with you.  Amen.

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“The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exodus 33:14

(This photo was taken in September of 2014 on a walk near Plymouth, Minnesota)

About mcalcagno

Living by faith and striving to know Him and to make Him known
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2 Responses to An Encounter

  1. boromax says:

    For some reason, your thoughts today caused me to remember the book and study called “Experiencing God.” I have walked with Him for many years. I cannot imagine life without Him. A couple of years ago my niece asked me to sing “Peace in the Valley” at my sister’s funeral. I didn’t make it through the first verse before I asked the congregation to sing it with me. I was weeping – but it was about joy and peace, not sorrow and grief. I knew where my sister was (and is) and I knew His presence was there with us that day.

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