Another kingdom

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“Jesus answered, ‘My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom…my Kingdom is not of this world.’” John 18:36

Thought

Many enjoy novels and films entertaining the mysterious, abstract and intangible. The ranks are thinner and marginalized though who actually believe in realms outside the borders of the natural, and into the supernatural. Most of us believe and accept what we understand, see, touch, smell, and hear. We base our choices of living and life philosophies, on the practical, measurable, predicable, controllable, and of course, what is most comfortable.

One Christian writer from the last century used the term other worldliness, in reference to the uniqueness of the kingdom of God from the natural world. While the earth, created order, represent a bit of his kingdom, we are exposed only to a small parcel of it. His magnitude, authority, and ability, quickly exceed our capacity to understand or imagine. The immensity and operational functions of God’s kingdom stretch immeasurably beyond our scope of comprehension, and into the kingdom’s other worldliness.

In essence, we are like children standing on the sea shore, gazing across the water to horizon’s edge. We think we grasp the vast oceans size by what our eyes can see, when actually only a few miles are visually captured.

He is God, we are not. He is infinite, we are finite. Our confines are limited to the natural, his supernatural. The kingdom of God is not contained within the bounds of this world. The kingdom of God astonishes, instantly surpasses human comprehension and our tiny imaginations.

Prayer

You are the King of kings, Lord of all the heavens and earth. You are holy and majestic in all your ways. You are our Father in heaven, the Lord of all! Amen.