Everyone is allegiant to something or someone. In the end even the “someone” represents something. If one translate the something into a description it isn’t hard to observe that this something is one’s god or God. I often find myself pausing and wondering if I really know who my god or God is.
The affirmation and confidence in knowing process isn’t quite as easy as one might assume. The underlying question that everyone faces is one of allegiance. If I do not have that relationship, commitment, loyalty, bond, and desire wrapped up into a simple world like allegiance with the number one something in my life I am merely wondering aimlessly from moment to moment, god to god, something to somewhere.
One tends to assume that we know where our loyalties are. Given our failures it is important that we accept mercy and reaffirm our allegiance! The process spans all relationships and times. Even in John’s vision there are plenty of examples of where allegiance was reaffirmed when one would almost take it for granted.
“Then the Angel I saw astride sea and land lifted his right hand to Heaven and swore by the One Living Forever and Ever, who created Heaven and everything in it, earth and everything in it, sea and everything in it, that time was up—that when the seventh Angel blew his trumpet, which he was about to do, the Mystery of God, all the plans he had revealed to his servants, the prophets, would be completed.” (Revelation 10.5-7)
Today is a fresh opportunity for you and I to revel in the bath God prepared with forgiveness, mercy, and compassion. We have unique windows to reaffirm just where we stand –for our self and for the relationships we have with others. Affirmation expresses our commitment to relationships, it speaks of the priority we hold most precious, and it opens our soul to real dialogue. I should caution that is risky! The process makes us extremely vulnerable in relationships. These are the moments where love, mercy and life mix in amazing glory.