What if there is no darkness that can persist?
What if there is no sin that can define us?
What if there is hope that is bigger than our minds can grasp?
What if death is REALLY not real?
Could it be true? That the things that define this petty mortal life, this vaporous existence in the flesh become a thing of transient beauty? Pain reveals the transcendence. And, oh, did He suffer also.
Jesus... He slowed down the Message that God had been waiting for us to receive ... until it was revealed word by word, touch by touch, breath by breath, one heartbeat at a time. What patience! What humility!
Until His breath ceased.
But the promise was bigger than a heartbeat. The promise was breathed by the Breath that was not bound by lung and muscle. It patiently waited those three days in darkness. Could we yet receive? Could we yet believe?
And then soaring through light and sound, the ground and universe thundered! The stone could not contain Him in the fullness of His glory! Physics, biology, geology joined in the chorus of Heaven, "Worthy is the Lamb! Holy Holy Holy is HE!"
And His holiness, His WHOLEness awaits our agreement! Would we truly LIVE? Would we finally understand? Would we finally agree?
We are not mere mortals, though temporarily bound in this world of mineral, protein, and fat! We are not organisms trapped in this flow of time, past and present, though currently swimming along in it! We exist BEYOND. And in the moments when we open our eyes to see Love shine, its gentle light illuminates a beauty beyond anything our minds can grasp!
And this, friends, is life! This is the fullness, the big-ness, that we speak of each week. It is ever new. It is ever present. It is ever revealing Himself, patiently, as we slowly agree and lay down our feeble idols and whims at the feet of the Holy One and take another step onto the Way.
Will you open your eyes and mind and heart to see Jesus?
Will you celebrate with an ounce of the joy this triumphant Savior deserves?
Will you share Him with those around you who are desperately sucking air and groping through the darkness of petty superficiality?
I hope so. Because friends, this is gonna be GOOD.