Meditation Guides

Fragments – Thud, post 4

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. [Ephesians 1:7-10]

Heaven and earth, united in Jesus. That is God’s greatest miracle. The parting of the Red Sea was child’s place. Healing brain tumors is the small time. Raising the dead is just for show. Compared to reuniting heaven and earth, these things require nothing of God.

The earth is tired from its struggles with sin. The heavens are yearning to be reunited with the human race, which was created to be the fusion of earth and heaven. Everything hangs in tension; and the tension is present in every fiber of our world.

And Jesus will bring this tension into resolution. That is the coolest thing ever.

I know you want to bring heaven and earth together in me, but the process is painful. You ask me to give up these earthly things that I have always known for some heavenly mystery and I’m not sure I can.

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