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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Living in the Moment


        Live – Life…
              My word for the year.

I have often said – “I’m just doing life”  - and I realize that in saying this I can at times see life  as a chore , a check off list or an experience to get through. 
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” 
I love how the message version says it:
“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”
            Real Life – Eternal Life…    
          Real life in the here – now – present time
life eternal – unending -  forevermore.
tucked away in-between those two promises is the little word…      and
I love those little words…   

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

three letters…  a little word which seems at first glance to not have much significance… 
                                                but oh, that three letter word is fierce…

and as a part of speech is a conjunction – (remember your School House Rock Videos – I love to teach grammar with those silly, wonderful videos)… 

                      conjunction unction what’s your function

Definition of AND

1—used as a function word to indicate connection or addition especially of items within the same class or type ;
                   and - a connection word  - in addition to - of the same class or type
                               in the Bible Dictionary it states that the conjunction “and” is used to state a series of facts.
     in addition to - 
              life in the here and now – life on this earth  (real life- that is messy and wonderful all at the same time)
Jesus – the lover of our soul says, – says “and”  He tells us as a matter of fact-  that I am connecting your life in the here and now to eternity…
              Life eternal – Heaven (eternal life –that is  beautiful and glories with no more tears or regrets)
                                                                                   real life and eternal life

    “Heaven meets earth like       
            a sloppy wet kiss”
       Heaven connecting with Earth 
                 Heaven and Earth…    

and…  not one or the other…   but both…   two realities joined together by one fierce, powerful truth… 
                        seems impossible but when Jesus is the word “and”  - then life is…
                                             more and better than we ever dreamed of…  life to the FULL.

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