As we sang this song yesterday during worship it was actually happening. Heaven was touching earth. It is a regular thing that we take for granted, but I was reminded during the song that amazing things happen when Heaven touches earth.
For instance in Texas during a hot dry summer when the grass is brown and dead looking, a good rain will make your lawn look like the weeks of heat killing never happened.
Yesterday Heaven squelched heatwaves across the country. But is also brought some destruction. We try to think of Heaven as this gentle peaceful place instead of powerful and mighty.
I mean what happens when powerful and mighty meets weak and unworthy? When permanent meets not permanent? When holy meets unholy?
But think about this: if Heaven contains a mighty and powerful God, why wouldn’t what comes out of it also be mighty and powerful? Why wouldn’t whatever comes from Heaven have transforming power?
Perhaps this week we should examine what happens when Heaven touches the earth. It changes what it touches.
It is something that no longer surprises me. When I hear about shootings, I have to remind myself, God has a bigger plan even though I don’t understand it.
A news story said there were four shootings. There were lots of news stories and images. The image that struck me was the one with all of the shoes in the parking lot of the club. It was sad to me. To think of people running out of their shoes for their lives. Some didn’t make it.
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Remember that maps are designed to tell where things are. A map gives you an idea of the distance between one thing and another. It also tells you of all the possibilities.
Color in the spaces on your map by putting your feet into action. Go places and learn what it has to offer. One of the things I love about traveling the US is the rich history of each location. Every place has it’s own story to tell.
Part of this journey is making those stories your own. I still have 15 states out of the 50 to see visit. Many of those states are in the great northwest. I look forward to the adventure.