We were having dinner by this beautiful stream in the mountains of New Mexico, this precious high school graduate and I. We had just met at the beginning of the week, but there was an instant kinship between us. The kind of kinship that frees the flow of Spirit. We were talking about her coming journey into college, and the words came out before I even realized what I was saying.
You know, God is all about new things. Like breathing air or running water. Think of how many times it says in Scripture to sing new songs, that there is a new covenant, that we are new creations, that He is doing a new work among us. God is all about new, so I think... Well, I think that when we dive into new experiences, when we are in seasons of newness we find ourselves in a thin space. We find ourselves in this sacred place where Heaven is just a little bit closer, and we experience God in a deeper and more powerful way.
I didn't know God would prove those words in my own life over the next month or so. So many new things on the horizon soon after that dinner. Two new jobs, a new house, just a whole new season, all waiting for me when I got home from that week in the mountains. And you know what? It has been a sacred season.
There is a vulnerability to the new, but there is so much joy in the experience of God in that place.