Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary.
That’s the title of one of Rabbi Lawrence Kushner’s books.
I like those words. I like them combined that way. I resonate with the images they inspire. I especially applaud their meaning.
From one generation to the next, to the next: “Invisible lines of connection: Sacred stories of the ordinary.”
That’s what your spiritual memoirs and mine are all about!
“Reverence before heaven. Amazing grace.” Rabbi Kushner says, “It is a way of understanding your place within Creation.… When viewed from a point of high enough vantage, everything is revealed to be in the hands of God, as in the Yiddish saying, Alles ist Gott, ‘It’s all God.’” (Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary)
Your sacred invisible lines have been there all along, since long before you were born.
Try to take this in: God includes you in His sacred stories that span the centuries.
“Part of God’s infinite genius appears in how such humanness can play into the divine story.” (Beth Moore, James: Mercy Triumphs)
We humans—you and I—are part of God’s divine story.
You began with a plan God wrote:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT).
“The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more” (Psalm 121:8, NIV).
We discover sacred stories of the ordinary, Kushner says, “Throughout all creation, just beneath the surface.…”
You might think you live an inconspicuous, unremarkable life but, through the generations, God has been writing His sacred stories through you and your family’s ordinary events.
Look for a broader, deeper significance hidden in your everyday moments.
Take time to search for ways God has watched over your coming and going.
Track sacred connections that exist all around you.
Ask God to give you glimpses of His hand-written, just-beneath-the-surface stories.
And when He does, write them!