Friday, May 29, 2009
On earth as it is in heaven
Prayer is not “other-worldly”; it is the most this-worldly thing we can do. It is how we participate what God is doing in the unseen world – heaven, but it is played out on earth. Peterson says: “All of Jesus’ stories and all Jesus’ prayers begin in heaven but take place on earth” (p. 181). Prayer isn’t preparing us for heaven, it is engagement in heaven’s intersection with earth. On earth. Now. Serious business.