בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָֽרֶץ׃

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

Seven words comprised of twenty-eight letters joined together to form a complete sentence that begins the greatest journey any soul could ever hope to take.  We as a people are blessed to have before us right at our fingertips the capability to access the word with such speed and ease I find it hard to comprehend that any person alive today could employ the excuse of ignorance.  As I continue day to day while it is yet day I walk and every road I take leads me back to this first verse.

I can see the author as he begins or I can read the end and all throughout the walk I realize that the author exceeds the boundaries of the pages. 

Every letter, every word, every sentence, every verse, every paragraph, every chapter of every book each holds such wonder that a person could literally spend a lifetime just pondering one small piece and never completely see the fullness of the glory.  I never tire from the journey and I’m never disappointed along the way.  His Word consumes me and fills me beyond capacity and yet I’m never satisfied enough to push away from the table.

I love food and it is no surprise to those who know me that BREAD is my absolute favorite.  I like steak, I like beef, pork, fried chicken, corn, baked potatoes, chocolate milk and a bushel, hunk, slab or plate full of a great deal of other delicacies but I could give them all up for a while but the BREAD that’s my weakness.  I love the texture.  I love the taste.  The smell of bread provokes my hunger and before I even take a bite I can taste it.  The word BREAD ignites a thought inside of my head that produces all of the sensations that the actual BREAD will bring.

I imagined what it would be like if I encountered the biggest piece of BREAD my finite body could conceive of and that was no vain imagination because I dreamed it, sought it, ask for it, knocked on doors and one was opened and I discovered the dream was not merely a dream but a reality.

BREAD so infinitely big that I must say my understanding does not give it justice but BREAD so incredibly glorious that it demands of me to be shared.  That’s all that was required of me so that is what I do.  The sharing gives me great joy not happiness always but joy that is beyond my understanding which is a good thing because my humanity tempts me and I fall too often to the temptation to lean upon my own understanding. 

This is my journey.  The hour is late and time is short it is almost Supper Time so “Come and Dine.”

The invitation was given to me and I accepted.  The condition was that I offer the invitation to my friends.  Please sit and the table and just know that underneath my legs and feet are broken and badly scarred they still cause me problems in my walk but The King is my kin and so I ask that your focus be towards him and not my external frailty.  I may disappoint you.  The BREAD never fails He promised and His Word is Truth.  I offer only to share how I found the answers by just taking it one crumb at a time because in the beginning as now I am unworthy yet he Loved me enough to take me Just as I was and still more than enough to desire that I become more like Him.

The BREAD, This is my body.

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