I took the title from John 3.
There was this fellow, Nicodemus, a Pharisee, who came to Jesus at night. Nicodemus declares to Jesus that "we know you are a teacher who has come from God."
Jesus replies "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
Mostly it is the "born again" part that catches everyone's attention. It surely caught Nicodemus's. So there's been a lot of stuff written about being "born again."
But this time in my reading I have been so caught up in the idea of "seeing the Kingdom of God" and how that relates to my own life.
There was a time when I could not see the Kingdom of God. It wasn't that I would not see the Kingdom although that was true, too. But I simply could not see it. It just simply was not there.
Then something happened to me that I really cannot explain or even describe.
I can say that one moment the reality I perceived had no Kingdom of God. One moment later the only reality that existed was the Kingdom of God.
And now I can no more not see that reality anymore than I could see it before.
Nine Years and Counting
4 months ago