Thursday, February 11, 2010
Jumping in the River of Life
Yet all these things are just the visible pictures of something much deeper and infinitely more lovely. Something merely using all the physical beauty and peaceful serenity as vessels to express itself, much like an instrument that is used to convey the music coming from some musician’s heart. That “something” is the Love of our Father. Although the external beauty of the land and the sweaty love we invested in it speak of things inside His heart, nothing says it better than the lives of the people who live and die on this land. To enter their hearts and houses is to gain insight into how the Creator intended humans to live.
I honestly don’t know what I would have done if His Kingdom hadn’t appeared, visibly existing in a real place. I needed to see it with my eyes, hear it with my ears, and touch it with my hands, like the apostle John and his friends. I needed it to believe that Christ was who He said He was….
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled concerning the Word of Life…this Life was manifested and we have seen…..eternal life…” (1 John 1:1,2)
“I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” (John 17:23)
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you have love for one another. It is by this that all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34,35)
Well, more later; It’s much better to live this wild and wonderful life… than just write about it.