Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kingdom Come

Here are a few insightful thoughts from Frederick Buechner on what has to be considered Jesus' favorite subject - the Kingdom of God.

If we only had eyes to see and ears to hear and wits to understand, we would know that the Kingdom of God in the sense of holiness, goodness, beauty is as close as breathing and is crying out to be born both within ourselves and within the world; we would know that the Kingdom of God is what we all of us hunger for above all other things even when we don't know its name or realize that it's what we're starving to death for.

The Kingdom of God is where our best dreams come from and our truest prayers. We glimpse it at those moments when we find ourselves being better than we are and wiser than we know. We catch sight of it when at some moment of crisis a strength seems to come to us that is greater than our own strength. The Kingdom of God is where we belong. It is home, and whether we realize it or not, I think we are all of us homesick for it.

3 comments:

Annie said...

Ironically, I listened to a Christian talk show on the way home from work today. It spoke of this subject about God giving us only what we can handle and how trials cause our faith to strengthen. Homesick...always but lost...no.

Drew Hill said...

Always interesting to me how God uses a little word here and a little word there and maybe a chance conversation or a thoughtful note later on, just to get His point across to us. I guess we are all slow learners.

manker said...

i think it's those albeit brief moments /glimpseswhen we get the experience of "heaven on earth"...

shalom
gp