Devotions from Judy’s heart

“Jesus Christ is in you, the hope of glory.” Col 1:27 

Over the weekend I was reminded of how God’s presence within us is more powerful than our words. This was so evident when Al and I were at the monastery.  We attended Vespers and were able to sing the Psalms with the nuns.  The Prioress led the service and God’s love radiated from her countenance and she wouldn’t have had to say a word. She honored the 4 nuns who had died this past year, with appreciation for each one’s contribution to the Kingdom. She was aware of their individual giftings and gave praise to the Lord. I’m sure the monastery is not a utopia of perfect living but I felt I was on holy ground. The scripture came to mind from Gal 2:20, “Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not ‘mine,’ but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” ( Message translation)  What a blessing it was to see His presence so evident in the Prioress’s life and so many other nuns. It was a very rich time there and I went home more aware of His presence.