Saturday, November 13, 2010

the good and beautiful life (apologies to James Bryan Smith)

Two men/women are living lives which outwardly may appear to be similar. They are married, raising children and working in their respective careers. The difference, which may be noticeable in their countenance, is that one has discovered the secret of living every day "in the house of the Lord", of "beholding His beauty and seeking Him in His temple." Not just a once-in-a-while thing but the life of communion with God in every little thing, as well as the great things. To experience God at work, play and school throughout the moments of life which may appear ordinary to others, but that are in reality heaven on earth.

Isaiah 61:1
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

Jesus read these words in the temple and said He was the fulfillment of them. He commands us to do likewise.

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