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The Reign of God as Coming Forth. Comments to: adebelak@redeemerluth.com

The Reign of God as Coming Forth is like a bottle of wine that has been opened and before you take the first sip - there is something to see and something to smell. It is coming at us before it touches our lips. Sure, we don't need to take notice of such things. We can simply go ahead and be delighted by the taste. And yet, the wine is coming forth from that bottle even without a single taste. It is in the air - it is within the mere presentation. The Reign of God as Coming Forth arrives before we are tasting the life it has to offer and yet there it is inviting us and offering us just a bit of what is to come. This Reign of God is always Coming Forth as a foretaste that is able to draw us into the taste of its fullness.

O God of New Life and All Hopefulness, continue to invite us to taste and see your Reign Coming Forth as life within this day. Amen.