Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dragging the future into the present

"Dragging the future into the present." I like that phrase. It's from Rob Bell's book, "Love Wins", and he uses the phrase with reference to the effect of Christ's followers, who pray, "Thy Kingdom come" and then get involved in making it happen. Another writer described it as, "making the invisible visible." Same idea. It's like if we can envision what it would look like, if God's will was done...if His Kingdom had come...and then look around ourselves and as much as we are able in our little bean patch...flesh out that vision...bringing mercy and grace into the little situations in our life... or even being interveners in big ways in our world....dragging that future...that expected and longed for Kingdom into view...wouldn't that be great!

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