Gratitude: Its Exponential Nature
All Biblical accounts of miracles, God’s interventions, reveal mysteries of his Kingdom. There is the part we see and experience, like in a physical healing, which, itself, is often difficult to fully express with words. Then, there is another part even more undiscernible, more cryptic, more otherworldly defying our logic and our language. It’s the head-scratching matter of the ‘how,’ and perhaps the ‘why,’ he did it. Each encounter with the majestic power of the Kingdom of God invokes speechless wonder, or as Peter writes, ‘joy unspeakable and full of glory.’ Or like the planted seed that ‘dies’ producing a new crop. Or, like our new birth into God’s family, adopted, fully loved, fully accepted, Spirit endowed, receiving grace and mercy and forgiveness with no end in sight. Our current quest to learn to swim in the waters of gratitude invites an unleashing of yet another mysterious aspect of the Kingdom of God. Something unforeseen, something exponential.