The Great Reset

The Great Reset

This post is from a series of Instagram posts I made this week leading up to Easter 2021.

Two stories in the Bible open with “In the beginning.” They’re the same story.

Day 1

Sunday, Creation Week: God created light and separated it from the darkness. (Gen 1:3-4)

Sunday, Holy Week: The Light that always existed was sent over palm branches back into the darkness, hidden from their eyes. (Luke 19:42)

Day 2

Monday, Creation Week: The earth is prepared for life with water and air when God created our atmosphere. (Gen 1:7-8)

Monday, Holy Week: As the Son changed the atmosphere by cleansing the temple, the world prepared for His death. (Mark 11:18)

Day 3

Tuesday, Creation Week: Fruit trees thrive alongside the waters that gathered into streams and rivers, then lakes and oceans, as God pulled the mountains up from out of the deep. (Gen 1:9-12)

Tuesday, Holy Week: Seeing the amazement of His students at the death of a cursed fig tree, the Master gave a masterclass on authority, giving us power to send mountains back to their home in the sea. (Mark 11:21-23)

Day 4

Wednesday, Creation Week: A sun to rule the light and a moon to rule the night. Every kingdom needs a king. (Gen 1:16)

Wednesday, Holy Week: A promise that the sun will go dark and the moon will no longer give light, but that the King of all Kings is coming with power and glory! (Mark 13:24-26)

Day 5

Thursday, Creation Week: God speaks the first day of life on earth into existence, populating the seas and the sky with the creatures designed to thrive and multiply there. (Gen 1:21)

Thursday, Holy Week: On the last full day of His own life on earth, Jesus prophesies into existence the rooster, a land-bound creature, that would signal the fearful, final betrayal of one of His closest friends. (Mark 14:30)

Day 6

Friday, Creation Week: With His own hands, the Creator brought man out of the earth, giving breath to the first Adam, then He created a garden for the man. He stepped back, admired His work and declared that it was very good. (Gen 1:27,31)

Friday, Holy Week: With His own hands pierced and pinned to the cross, examining His work and declaring that it was finished, the Son of Man, the final Adam, took His last breath and was placed into an earthen grave in a garden. (John 19:30,41-42)

Day 7

Saturday, Creation Week: He rested. (Gen 2:2)

Saturday, Holy Week: They waited. (Luke 23:56)

Day 8

Two stories in the Bible open with “In the beginning.” They’re the same story.

It’s a story of creation and of new creation. Of replacing the pure-made-broken with the broken-made-pure. Of undoing all the we have done to undo all that He has done. And finally on this 8th day, we can see that it’s the story of the Great Reset. The two angles of this story come into alignment on this day.

After a week of preparing a kingdom for us, and preparing us for the Kingdom, humanity has direct access to commune with Divinity. He is risen.

The most amazing part is that this same story is being retold again and again. Are you ready for a new beginning?

Look to the Light.
Soak in His atmosphere.
Drink the Living Water.
He is the King of kings.
He is your closest Friend.
He has you a new life, a new Spirit.
Rest with Him.
Walk with Him.

Every Good Gift

Every Good Gift

WARNING: If you have young kids that know how to read, make sure they aren’t watching over your shoulder right now.

I don’t remember the exact day, but right around December 20th, 2016, I made a big mistake. I may not remember the date, but I will never forget the fallout.

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Vision Sunday

Vision Sunday

The first Sunday of each year is Vision Sunday at our church. It’s a time to “write the vision and make it plain”. We spend some time writing down what we’re believing God for in the coming year and then we pray over what’s been written. It’s an inspiring service and I am excited to be a part of it.

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The Wilderness Outside the Window

The Wilderness Outside the Window

We’re still on the road. We’re in the middle of nowhere right now, a little over halfway from Tucson to San Diego. Outside each window the views are the same in each direction. Miles of desert, sand, rocks, cactus and small brush, with mountains in the distance and barbed wire fences up close.

We’re sitting here in our own self-contained, safe environment on wheels. We have leather seats, sunglasses, snacks, drinks, air conditioning, music, entertainment, blankets, pillows, and who knows what else. We’re in a bubble of safety in the middle of a vast, harsh desert. We’re confined to around 50 square feet, but as I look around on this mostly clear day, I can probably see more than 50 billion square feet from my spot in the passenger seat.

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