6/08/2015

glimpse

Saturday June 20th, Mark 4:  33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.  Jesus spoke in parables or stories so people would be able to hear.  Stories have a way of working their way past our defenses and into our hearts.  If someone is trying to tell you, or “preach” to you, then the human tendency is to not be listening but rather formulating your comeback. The kingdom of heaven is more caught than taught.  It is not a bunch of facts or descriptions.  It is not a holier than thou place, it includes you, therefore don’t be surprised who else it might include.  As a matter of fact, it is beyond description, or at least beyond our comprehension.  Jesus often taught in story so we could just catch a glimpse of what was there.  A glimpse that is beyond belief, and only a glimpse.  Just think of how much more the kingdom could be, and you will still fall short.  Glory.

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