by Beth Bondurant

Suddenly the microwave went black.

 No light came from the timed window frame.

 All power ceased and there seemed no way to start back the  force of energy.

 My cup of water had to be withdrawn.

 We all have experienced black outs... the loss of electrical power that shuts things down with immediate consequences.

It happens physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  Power is withdrawn for numerous reasons and life seems to come to a severing stand still.

We lose contact with God's enabling power to heal our heart, mind, body and spirit. We no longer find sustenance and strength for abundant living.  We seek the amazing grace that whispers..."God forgive them...for they know not what they do."

 So we want to soar to the heavens and see God face to face... to shine in the light of God's love... with the brilliance of hope and peace.


"We are not competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. God has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant of the Spirit; for the Spirit gives life. Seeing God face to face we recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We're free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of God's face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become godlike."


O God... forgive me when I turn off your power or when circumstances cloud my vision and life seems black and meaningless.  I am sorry when my actions block others from seeing your radiant face... your unconditional love... your open hands of healing.  I need to see your face... to be touched by your loving kindness... to hear the living word speak truth and vision... understanding and wholeness... mercy and grace.  Help me come face to face with You... in Spirit and in flesh as you permeate all of life.  Repair my heart, mind, body and spirit that has experienced a blown fuse.*


*Footnote:  A blown fuse plus this video inspired my message. If you have time, click on: