Surrender. Better yet, abandon.
Abandon small mindedness, small living, and self centered thoughts. Cast out into the depths expecting a mighty harvest.
Abandon shoreline fishing for the occasional bite and strike out into the deep for the adventure of experiencing boatloads of fish, big fish, bountiful harvests.
What is keeping us home, standing guard over nothing, expecting nothing, seeking nothing? This is not what it means to take up our cross and follow Christ. We are to be harvesting or looking for a harvest. And for that we need new eyes, a new heart, and a renewed mind.
Isaiah says of Christ that he will not judge by what his eyes see or his ears hear, but with righteous judgement he will judge the poor. In another place, it is spoken: who is so blind but my servant and deaf as the one I send? So, we can be blinded by sin, or we can be blinded by righteousness. It is our choice. If our eyes are on ourselves, we will see nothing else; if our eyes are on Christ, we will see into heaven, into God’s heart.
It is written that the wicked do not understand God’s justice, but those that seek the Lord understand all things. In another place, it says that in Christ are hidden all the riches of wisdom and knowledge. The world is blinded to the truth because they do not love the truth. We see the truth of Christ because we have chosen to believe in him and love him.
So, love is what opens up our hearts and opens up our eyes. Love is God’s law, his passion, and his purpose. His end game is a world where nothing exists but love. Love and lovers. Eternal love, great love, exalted love, God’s love. Love for the asking. Love for the taking. Morning, noon, and night love. Fearless love. Never ending love.