Our twins went to our favourite place to eat when they were two months old. When one made a noise, the owner’s mother, visiting from Taiwan, scooped up that crying baby, cuddled him and walked him around the restaurant. The food was delicious; the time beautiful.
Salvation has a healing quality in it. The word salve comes from the same word. Saving and healing in this time and place is something we all need. We can go through life without any saving and healing moments, but then what kind of life is that? When we go to our favourite restaurant, it is a time of healing, a time of salvation, especially for new parents who need a break.
Salvation here and now is real; you can taste, touch, see, hear and smell saving and healing. And when God brings saving and healing into our lives, we are changed. That change we carry with us and that change reminds us that God’s healing is eternal; God’s salvation will always be with us.
I like that Jesus’ last visit with his disciples after resurrection was on a beach with Jesus making breakfast.
God, as a toast, we lift our hearts to you. Thank you. Amen. — BL