"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Divine Heartburn

      Henry David Thoreau wrote, "Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience." Thanks to Tricia Goyer for that quote.
      Luke recounted in Chapter 24, vss. 13-32, the story of two disciples who traveled to Emmaus after Jesus' resurrection, and how He appeared to them in the way, concealing His identity. While walking, He opened their minds to the scriptures concerning His death and resurrection, causing their hearts to burn within them. Not until He broke bread with them and blessed it, did He allow them to see who He was.
      In the same way, when He, through His Holy Spirit, brings home a truth to us, we will report how our hearts burned within us. We won't necessarily know it's Jesus speaking to us at the time, but truth's effect will be the same.
      I'm aching for my place at the Wedding Feast, when I'll finally see Jesus in the fullness of who He is.
      Let's pray that we'll walk close enough with Jesus that we will experience His divine heart-burn.

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