Taste and See

jellyfishThe view that we’ve been afforded is rich and full of life. We have the opportunity to participate in the human condition at a deeper level than we typically consider. Majesty, connectedness and eternity are on display in the most ordinary of our observations.

We are intrigued by the supernatural to the point that we can miss it in the natural. There can be healing, transformation and destiny in accordance with an eternal design unfolding all around us and we can miss it due to the lack of a lightning bolt. Lightning bolts don’t require faith.

In the coming year, the greatest opportunity any of us face is the opportunity to see things differently. We are invited into a reality that exceeds the boundaries of our comprehension of facts. We can taste eternity and agree with a King if we will accept the things that we want to explain as fingerprints of an inexplicable God.

Consider the design of the Designer the next time you notice such things as:

  • The birth of a child
  • The love in a marriage
  • The hope of a father for his children
  • Effort that isn’t motivated by money, but by purpose
  • Laughter
  • The transcendent nature of music
  • Things that are beautiful

Don’t stop there. Consider the void of His design and intention in the notice of such things as:

  • Tragic death
  • Broken relationships
  • Fatherlessness
  • Greed
  • Grief
  • The silence of despair
  • The ugliness of difficult places

Both sets of considerations provide evidence of the tension between two distinctly different kingdoms. God, in His sovereignty, has chosen to commission willing sons and daughters as kings and priests to be  ministers of reconciliation. We are invited into the mix as agents of redemption and transformation. Where there is darkness, we can bring Light.

Do you want to see heaven? Look around. The contrast between the glimpses of heaven and the broken indicators of the void thereof are stark. The good news is that Jesus came to make all things new and we are welcomed into His plan as repairers of the breach.

If you wait until you think you are good enough or depend on some kind of professional clergy, you’re going to miss out. The Kingdom is unfolding all around us and all of creation cries out to worship a King. The evidence is overwhelming yet subtle. Ask for eyes to see and get in the fight like never before. The more He changes the little things around you through you, the more you will be changed and you’ll never want to go back. A taste is plenty to ruin your appetites.

 

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