You in the Meantime"
"Out of Mouths... From the Heart"
was a love note stuck in his Bible. He
discovered it one morning as he read his devotions. She
had been gone some time by then. Separated by
death, but not by memory.
the meantime it made him think about the Kingdom of God, a topic they had been
studying in his evening small group. What had
Jesus said? The Kingdom of God is near. Jesus talked about a Way, a journey, a trip with a
destination. The realization of the Kingdom
would not come in its fullness until Jesus would come to earth again to reign over a
reconciled, perfect world. But in the
we could participate in the kingdom on earth, not a perfect world, but a
world where love could thrive, where justice could prevail, where mercy and compassion
could bring together new and old relationships.
loved to look at the note written in that familiar handwriting. He loved to consider the day when they would be
reunited in death and eternal life. Someday
that would come to fruition, but in the meantime he would live life fully giving glory to
God and love to his neighbors. A little bit
of heaven on earth.