Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thin

i read this as a quote in my bible study lesson this morning, so unfortunately i don't know exactly where it came from, but it struck me as utterly profound.

"Have you ever experienced an epiphany--a moment when God unexpectedly and unforgettably invaded the monotony of your life? ... The Celtic Christians referred to these kinds of moments--moments when heaven and earth seem to touch--as thin places. Natural and supernatural worlds collide." (Batterson)


thanking God today for eyes to see His hand even in the mundane. seeing that even as shea played, startled, in the dust mote, hands trying to grasp dancing particles, even so is our father bathing us in his grace, in an ordinary shaft of light, in the thin places of faith and obedience, of dust and light.

(photo taken by my dear sweet friend brownie)

12 comments:

Wandering On Purpose said...

Loved the quote you shared, and the paragraph you wrote - about God bathing us in His grace - even more powerful to me!

Jodi said...

Yes, I have had those moments. They are wonderful. Thank you for reminding me, Misty. :)

Bev said...

this is crazy beautiful misty...
thin places...love it when this happens.
xo

Leslie said...

Oh, I love that description of those moments. "Thin places." I'll remember that. I was just thinking about you today and wondering how you were doing. Well, I hope : )

Nancy said...

I, too, like that description--thin places. Gives me something to look for.

emily wierenga said...

i love this idea of dust and light... your writing lately has been stunning friend.

Kim Hyland said...

"eyes to see His hand even in the mundane" . . praying for this, these "thin" moments, as life is feeling so thick right now. Thanks, Misty.

Kim Hyland said...

"eyes to see His hand even in the mundane" . . praying for this, these "thin" moments, as life is feeling so thick right now. Thanks, Misty.

alittlebitograce said...

i think the quote is from mark batterson's chasing the wild goose.

Manda said...

Mmm... soaking that in! Feels good!

deb said...

you are so soulful. really

Ostriches Look Funny said...

Oh 'thin places" I LOVE IT!
really wonderful, thank you for putting this in my mind.