Picture a busy intersection, traffic backed up, horns honking, tempers flaring, a car races through a red light as cars start to block the intersection from the other direction, a truck swerves around a corner, brakes screeching, a driver guns his car motor as he backs up, a pedestrian risks his life crossing the street – all this happening at the same time.
Now, imagine a different kind of intersection, angels showing up at the scene, a place where prayers are answered, lives spared, other lives “cross over into glory,” enemies meet on a street corner and are reconciled, someone helps a pedestrian and a new ministry is born, sick bodies are healed instead of maimed, a soul repents and all heaven rejoices. In these moments, a new kind of intersection emerges; heaven intersects with earth.
I want to keep the eyes of my heart and ears open to catch these heaven-to-earth moments.
The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse of the street in New Jerusalem, our future home. "And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass." No traffic jams here - although I can imagine throngs of believers rushing to God's throne to worship Him!
What's traffic like in your town?