A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

On Retreat - 3

It was the third day of our retreat and I decided to spend some time in the library. I had the room to myself and chose to sit at a large polished mahogany desk right in the window. I was on a journey this week and didn't want to miss out on what God had for me.

As I gazed at the panoramic view before me, I was totally taken in, from the morning sun highlighting the green-topped cliffs, to the inviting sea, to the sky with all the colours of the rainbow. It was breathtakingly beautiful - heart-stopping. It was like having a ringside seat on heaven. I just gazed, transfixed. It was touching something deep inside and I could have stayed there all morning.

In my observation I became aware of two things. Firstly, there was the separateness. I was in the warmth and comfort of the building, but this heavenly vision was outside. I then felt the closeness of Father, almost like He had His hand upon my shoulder, urging me to consider.

It was as if God was reminding me, that although as Christians we are heavenward bound, heaven is also to be experienced in the here and now. That He doesn't just want us to be observers, but partakers of the abundant life and that all we need is within us.

"The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20-21


  1. Lucinda said...

    I just visited your pictures on My Cornwall again. The one of River Lynher Cadsonbury reminds me of the river on which my parents had a lodge. I quess I missed it before, or God wanted me to see it today, however it brought me some beautiful memories. Thank you for taking it. I will keep you and the picture in my heart today. God can truely show us sights that catch up our breaths and send us to that still, quiet place. Much love today.