The genesis of my life is the revelation that dying to self gives birth to the soul. In the intentional destruction of my temporary satisfaction, a new Kingdom has been born within. When I crashed from atop the ladder of human achievement, and set fire to the blueprints of my American Dream, a seed was planted in my heart.
Once this seed takes root, the cultivation of a new life has announced the invasion of another Kingdom – Heaven on earth, from the upside down. When I chose to let go from the end of my rope, I found myself caught in the all-consuming embrace of mercy.
And once mercy catches you, there is no escape.
It is only in this chosen unraveling, that I am truly whole. Self preservation has come through self destruction. In the glorious unbecoming, the objects in the rearview mirror have grown ‘strangely dim’, and in the eternal light of resurrection Hope, the shadows of death have been chased away. The last has become first, and weak is the new strong. The lamb has returned as a Lion. The anguish of hate has been replaced by the deafening roar of Love.