Kingdom is near

October 29, 2012

Have we been following the wrong stoires…or the wrong dream/vision?  Maybe? Probably.  If our faith is get saved and then go to church read the Bible…etc..then yeah thats probably the wrong dream.   Jesus came to the planet to awaken the people of his day and those to come…  A song that I enjoy listening to while I read/ study is Awake My Soul by Mumford and Son’s.  So I am listing to that song and reading some of the stories Jesus told about the Kingdom.  When Jesus began telling stories(preaching) some of the very first words of Jesus were:

The Time has Come

The Kingdom of God has come near

Repent and Believe he good news! (Mark1:15)


Then Jesus begins telling all kinds of stories about this kingdom…The kingdom of God is like, a field, a rich man a poor man…all kinds of images that are simple yet profound.  In one story jesus says,  26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

The people hewing this story would have known this story.  Everyone knew about planting a seed and it growing and then harvesting.  So common.  So recognizable by all. So ordinary…

Scott Mcknight writes in his book One.LIfe,  that  Jesus imagines a world where God is at work in the ordinary?   When you sit and drink coffee at Starbucks, when you walk to class, when take a test and pass…or fail.  God is at work.  He is working all the time in the most ordinary happenings of your day.

Do you see it?  Do you see Him in the ordinary rhythm of your day?  Maybe its time I started looking…maybe we can begin looking together…

More later…

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