In Joppa and Jerusalem, in Atlanta and Asheville, people of prayer are prone to catching a glimpse of Heaven’s Bidding. The ecstatic vision rises up in the midst of pots and pans, unswept floors, workday boredom and endless “to do” lists. The ancient witness speaks like this:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for all that had come before was renewed and redeemed.
And I saw a holy habitation, big cities and small burgs, meadows and mountains, all shedding their enmity in response to God’s rhapsody, each as a lover anticipating the Beloved.
Make way, make way, for all excluded are destined for embrace.
Look and see! Hosanna’s Home breaks out in flesh and blood, claiming river and raven, harvest and heretic.
Look and see! Amazing grace erupts in every tear gland and funeral parlor, in every orphanage and operating room.
Death’s Dominion shall end, every Terror shall bend, to the sound of grace unrestrained.
Look and see! Let it be, let it be! May it be so today, with you and with me.
©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org. Inspired by Rev. 21:1-4.