I am convinced of one thing…
There is a realm called the kingdom of God, a present reality just beyond what we experience as reality. Not just an imagination, but a reality more real than the touch-see-feel world we live in.
I long for the permanent, manifest reality of this kingdom.
There is a Celtic saying,
“Heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even smaller.”
“We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through all the time. This is not just a fable or a nice story.
It is true…The only thing is that we don’t see it.”
“Thin places,” the Celts call this space,
Both seen and unseen,
Where the door between the world
And the next is cracked open for a moment
And the light is not all on the other side.
God shaped space.
This kingdom is breaking through in bits and pieces, in glimpses and moments of revelation and understanding. Those with hearts to understand recognize and participate in those kingdom moments.
“Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.”
We ourselves are “thin places” – points of intersection where Divine life touches earth – vessels for creating kingdom moments in our world.
I just needed to remind myself of this today.
(Photographic art by jonnybaker)