1 John 5:1-6 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God. Whoever loves someone who is a parent loves the child born to the parent. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep God’s commandments. 3 This is the love of God: we keep God’s commandments. God’s commandments are not difficult, 4 because everyone who is born from God defeats the world. And this is the victory that has defeated the world: our faith. 5 Who defeats the world? Isn’t it the one who believes that Jesus is God’s Son 6 This is the one who came by water and blood: Jesus Christ. Not by water only but by water and blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.(CEB)
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]
Let your life resonate with a new melody. Sing of the audacity of God, who did not let divinity get in the way but divested existence from the concept of God so that divinity could be experienced in the response to that inner unheard insistence that is claimed in the name of God. If the idea of God has any power, it is manifested as those who claim to be God’s children act in a manner that shows them to be insurrectionists on the Way that leads to the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice. When the peoples of the world look at Israel, it is our hope that they see the insistence in the name of God (perhaps) in action. The earth rejoices and breaks into song; the seas roar in exultation; flood waters cover the earth with gladness; the hills sing in beauty. Add your lyres and trumpets to the symphony of nature. Let the music be in praise of all that is done in response to the insistence in the name of God. Perhaps
We claim that Yeshua is the Anointed One of Israel, so we seek to follow the Way that Yeshua lived and taught. In order to do that we attend to that unheard inner voice that we claim in the name of God. Perhaps. We discern the directional arrow of that calling and shape our response to resonate with the persistence of love which reaches out toward the least, the last, the lost, and the left out. The audacity of God leaves the response totally in our hands. Our audacity is to act in such a manner that God becomes a living reality in and through our response. Staying focused on that inner voice of insistence and obedient response to that calling is our testimony concerning the Anointed One of Israel. Yeshua represents what life is to be when lived fully in response to insistence in the name of God. Perhaps. We strive to live in that same Spirit.