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When the kingdom of heaven intersects our world

Last Friday night Estie returned from an evening at a nearby house of prayer. She’s a practical girl, prone to skepticism, and when she showed me the gold dust on her hands, I could hear the incredulity in her voice.   Many of us join with her in asking the question, “Why is it that gold …
By Seth Barnes
Last Friday night Estie returned from an evening at a nearby house of prayer. She’s a practical girl, prone to skepticism, and when she showed me the gold dust on her hands, I could hear the incredulity in her voice.
 
Many of us join with her in asking the question, “Why is it that gold dust shows up out of thin air? What is that about?”
 
I chalk it up to the kingdom of heaven intersecting our reality. Some scientists have suggested that there are perhaps seven dimensions, most of them beyond our understanding of a space-time continuum. If so, the kingdom of heaven exists in all of them. What happens when it intersects our simple three dimensional world? Intersections abound if we’ll look for them.
 
And it radicalizes us when our limited understanding of reality is too small to hold that reality. For a great current example, read this blog by Jamie Neumann.
 
Because we tend to live our lives according to our five senses, Jesus used analogies to describe it. The video below helps bring them to life. It’s worth considering: How has your understanding of reality been impacted by an intersection with the kingdom of heaven?

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