INCANDESCENT

Baraka

"Last night, like a waterfall."


When was the last time you felt the weight of God's love for you?

His love for this crazy thing, humanity?


"Last night, like a waterfall."


I lay in bed, curled in on myself, confronted with His goodness and my own mistrust - my holding back - my unwillingness to let this overflow be the new normal.


Right now, like a waterfall. Always, like a waterfall?


I am constantly complaining to God about everything I want - when He's already given me everything I need.


I have such a tendency to be transactional - when it's a gift freely given.


When it's radical grace I can't rationalize with my thoughts or my ways, because His are higher.


Beautifully, there's no shame or fear as I come to Jesus with all my insecurities and weaknesses. He lets me drudge up these thoughts that could be so easily self-deprecating, and immediately saturates them in love, saying, "Now you can see it - see how I see you - see how much more I have for you."


Blessing.

In Hebrew: berakah

In Swahili: baraka

Meaning? the destroying of all that is evil & wrong - and restoring all that is right & good.


Blessing can break you down. Blessing can strip everything else away. Blessing unveils the beautifully broken reality of separation, love, and a unity we can't possibly imagine yet.


Can you see it?


Last night, like a waterfall.


With thanks and love,

~Mia