June 14-20 Family Devotions
This comes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s book God’s Dream
Week of June 14-20
Theme: GOD’S DREAM
Dear child of God, what do you dream about in your loveliest of dreams? Do you dream about flying high or rainbows reaching across the sky?
Do you dream about being free to do what your heart desires? Or about being treated like a full person no matter how young you might be?
Do you know what God dreams about? If you close your eyes and look with your heart, I am sure, dear child, that you will find out.
God dreams about people sharing.
God dreams about people caring.
God dreams that we reach out and hold one anothers’ hands and play one another’s games and laugh with one another’s hearts.
But God does not force us to be friends or to love one another.
Dear child of God, it does happen that we get angry and hurt one another. Soon we start to feel sad and so very alone.
Sometimes we cry, and God cries with us. But when we say we’re sorry and forgive one another, we wipe away our tears and God’s tears, too.
Each of us carries a piece of God’s heart within us. And when we love one another, the pieces of God’s heart are made whole.
If we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love!
—1 John 4.12