AHSCKNYE – The Miracle of Assurance

By: Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Rev. Jay Joslin, a minister at what we call our “Mother Ship” –  the Jubilee! Community in Asheville – brought the meditation to us this week on the Miracle of Assurance. Below is an excerpt from Jay’s message and a link to the meditation.


From the Hebrew Scriptures: Psalm 146: 5-9: The Holy One lifts up those who are bowed down.
From the Jesus Story: Luke 1: 26-37: Do not be afraid.
From A Course in Miracles, Chapter 24: Before your brother’s holiness the world is still

Sermon song: “Follow the Sun” by Xavier Rudd

“Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun.”
– “Follow the Sun,” Xavier Rudd

Tomorrow is a new day for everyone alright. It’s a new day that calls for us to show up. People say that we don’t have the miracles of the books of old anymore- well we can argue until we’re blue in the halo about that, but I do believe in the Holy and I do believe that we don’t need those kinds of miracles even if they did exist. We need miracles of compassion, of grace, of mercy, of justice, of deep and substantive social listening, and personal acceptance. Miracles aren’t magic tricks- miracles are gifts of complete surprise that incapacitate ordinary thinking and doing. A new day is a given, because the Earth spins- making a gift out of that by asking “how can I help?” is what can make it a miracle for someone else.

Listen to the full sermon.

Listen to the full celebration.


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