Good words for weird days

It’s a weird day.

Weird = filled with sort of angsty glances heavenward.

Weird = confusion about why my life doesn’t feel more like a movie, (romantic and adventurous).

Weird = nagged by this overwhelming sense I’m in The Truman Show.  Like nothing is real: not this keyboard I’m typing on, not friendships, not work or ministry or people.

It’s just a day though.

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That’s what I do on days like this: breathe. Try to make out the curves of Christ’s face in the darkness.  He’s there.  He’s real and knowable and mine. He’s just hidden by insecurity and fear and flesh.

I’m reading Revelation which conveniently is ‘a revelation of Jesus Christ’.  Seems like a good place to be when you’re trying to get your arms around the reality of Christ.

Check out this verse:

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:5-6, ESV)

Can we just talk about that for a second?

How amazing that verse is?

How amazing Jesus is?

You know when you read verses and you could swear you’ve never heard them before in your life?  That’s one of those for me.  I read Revelation 1 every day this week, and yet, today – that verse is breaking over me in a totally new way.

If you feel random and detached or apathetic and unknown or connected and loved, stop for a second and behold Him in that verse.

He loves us.

He has freed us from our sins by His blood.

He has made us a kingdom of priests to His God and Father.  He’s sent us to be ministers of reconciliation, helping people connect with His Dad through His sacrifice.

If you’re not sure why you’re doing what you’re doing today, let me help you re-set your focus: His glory and dominion forever and ever.  His dominion in your workplace, in your neighborhood, in your sex life, in your home, in your marriage, in your singleness, in your heart, in your mind.

There’s no better ruler.  No better king.  No better Lord.

Those are some good words for weird days.

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