By Pastor Ron Bernier
Master Builders Church, Fall River
When God speaks, He does so through His creation and sings His songs through His human family. Teresa of Avila taught that God is found among the pots and pans. She helped her community know that dramatic spiritual experiences are not intrinsically more valuable than the habitual obedience of day-to-day faithfulness. Spiritual maturity must be measured not by the mystical moments but rather by doing God’s will in the context of real life. The Apostle
John affirms this with His writing:
“We declared to you what was from the beginning, what we have learned, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life - this life, was revealed, and we have seen it and testified to it, and declared to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us.” 1 John 1:1-2
All of life is sacred. When God reveals His heart to us, it will most likely come to us in the way described here by John. Do you notice? We have heard with our ears, seen with our eyes, looked at and touched with our hands?
We will know the presence of God through our five senses of hearing, seeing, touching, tasting and smelling. It is through our physical senses that we are made alive to the Kingdom of God.
It is in the context of our life in community that the Lord speaks. May we listen to His voice, as we are in fellowship with one another, accomplishing day-to-day tasks; even among pots and pans.