Today in Mark 1 I’m drawn to Jesus’ words, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (v15).
What does it mean to live our lives with the kingdom of God at hand?
Well, just from the frenetic events (even if it does cover a couple of years of Jesus’ life) of Mark 1, it may include prophecy fulfilled, baptism, repentance, the presence of Jesus, God’s voice being heard, temptation, the invitation of God, profound teaching, casting out demons, healing and drawing close to God. And much, much more, I’m sure.
The challenge, of course, is to practically believe that we live, in March 2016, with the same kingdom of God at hand that Jesus was talking about.
The invitation, I think, is to try and spot what God is doing and to join Him in doing it. Today.
What do you think?