I love how Jesus said, if you have ears to hear, hear what the spirit is saying.
I can’t begin to say enough good things about the book, The Shack by William P Young.
Maybe this quote from Elizabeth Barrett Browning speaks of some of the rapture I am experiencing.
Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.
The unspeakable miracle of His love, yes He is God and King, but I am growing in the knowledge of Him as my Father.
There is so much talk of the kingdom of God and it is a reality, but, there is nothing about that, which endears my heart as far as having an intimate relationship with a Father.
It is becoming an increased reality that as our friendship continues to flourish; He delights in sharing the secret things He has kept in his heart, that simply spill out and into the conversations of mutual lovers.
As I came to the part in the story within the book, The Shack, there was a pivotal turning point where the main character Mack, suddenly realized what was to be the key, in releasing his daughter from a prison of shame, and guilt.
As one brother said, so simply, ‘The heart can so easily grasp what the mind finds hard to believe.’
Prior to this point, Mack’s heart had great difficulty in warming up to God, and it was only through a most painful process that he was being released from the fears that had held him captive all his life, Life-Love displacing fear.
It was out of this budding and incredible new found love, that the Father spoke the freeing words, into his heart on his daughter’s behalf.You’ll have to read the book, to find out what the outcome was, all I can say is, He is good!
Maybe Father is much more into having conversations than conversions.
Maybe Father will entrust those who love as he does, with the secrets that unlock the prison doors…all I know, is this captive is becoming even more captivated in His love.