Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Téte â Téte

"Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical connections...It is not service that matters, but intense spiritual reality, expecting Jesus Christ at every turn."
- Oswald Chambers

My mother is a conspiracy theorist. While other kids grew up with motherly advice such as "Don't let the bed bugs bite." we Hunter kids grew up with "Remember, this life is just a holodeck." Although it used to trip me out, I realize now that she's been right all along.

What is real?

Some days I really get it. Some days I look at the world, at interactions I have, incidents I experience, connections I make as all part of a wonderful, living, breathing relationship with the Ultimate Creator of the Universe. And some days I don't. Some days I allow Jesus to surprise, romance, teach, and lead me and other days I sense that he's doing the tap-dancing-Jesus-routine (mental image courtesy of Nikolas Delic, circa 2002) in an attempt to get my attention.

I wonder if I'll ever reach a stage of such dependancy on Jesus that I'll always get it. I wonder if life is a series of days where we are made aware of him, turning into weeks, months, years at a time, until we get to see him forever.

"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully even as I am fully known."
(I Corinthians 13:12)

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