Thursday, November 15, 2018
Today, in Mercy, Jesus tells us a secret:
“The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed,
and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’
For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”
And it remains a bit of a secret, even after He tells it, because it is often very hard to discern the “Kingdom among us”. There is nothing more invisible than something hiding in plain sight.
Through prayer, we discover that it is about our eyes – not visibility. It is about the power of grace within us to see beyond appearances. We need a soul that can “peel the onion” of experience to find the face of God resident within all things.
- With that kind of eyes, you don’t just have a business meeting today.
You have an opportunity to build God’s Kingdom through respect, encouragement and mutuality.
- You don’t just pass a person begging on the corner.
You walk near Christ himself accompanying a broken spirit.
- You don’t just encounter the hurts and challenges of your life.
You are invited by God into a living faith that finds his will in all things.
- You don’t live in the world with just other creatures.
You meet and honor the Divine Presence in every living thing.
Indeed, the Kingdom of God is right here among us.
May we see it!
May we treasure it!
May we reveal it!
Music: Let Your Kingdom Come – Tommy Walker