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In The Vailed Kingdom.

It's still March, but not for long, because time is fast now that I'm 41! Before long it will be April, and I haven't done my taxes yet.  I would rather not deal, but that is life.

This life is complicated. I wonder, does sin make it that way, or did sin make our minds unable to deal with the complexities that life is? I think that it's the second one, at least I hope.  It's fun to imagine that this life and all it's complex parts are still to be seen and experienced.

I like to hope that after this body/seed is planted, and when it grows into the new body, the eternal body, there will be many adventures to be had in the new world where there is no sin.  I know we are already even now in His kingdom, but now it is the most difficult world to see, it's dim.  I think the kingdom that is here, for me, and for those of us who have not yet died yet is shrouded and or vailed, by sin.

It is snowing today, it has only snowed two other times this winter.  I miss the snow.  I doubt that it will stay for long, but it's nice to see it falling. It's one of those mysterious, not actual snow itself, that is scientifically understood, what I mean by mystery is this whole beauty to be found in the harshness that is snow, It is cold!

Right now, we who have not gone to sleep, live in harsh beauty, in a place of waiting and pain, if we know Jesus Christ we are the living among the dead.  As I'v heard so many times, the now and not yet! We long to have the vail, the shroud, completely lifted, to see our God and be with Him completely and to be with each other completely as well!


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