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The Kingdom At Our Door

A few days ago we received a Fedex delivery. That is a common experience and for us, just moving into a new home, it happens almost daily. With this delivery, when my wife, Kathy, opened the door the woman making the delivery was in tears. I heard Kathy ask her if something was wrong and went to the door to join them. The woman apologized and said she had just learned that her sister had been diagnosed with cancer. Kathy asked her if she wanted prayer. She said yes, so we raised our hands and lifted up her sister and her. We will never know the result, except that the tears had stopped when she left our door.

In reflecting on the experience, I realized that what happened felt perfectly natural. We had done exactly what we were supposed to do, when and where we were supposed to do it. That is exactly what life feels like in God’s Kingdom. Christ had opened our eyes to see it. At that moment we had been who we were created to be.

We tend to think of Christ and the Kingdom during big crises and decisions in our lives. Yet, the Kingdom is around us all the time in the most seemingly common events of life. All of our interactions carry the possibility of seeing an opportunity to experience what life in Christ and his Kingdom is like. I pray every day that the Holy Spirit will open my eyes. I all too often still go through the day unseeing, not because the opportunity does not present because I do not pay close attention.

I am thankful that Kathy discerned the moment with our Fedex woman. Every time something like that happens, it makes me more attentive for the next one. I’m finding the more I pay attention, the more I see Christ in everyday life, and the closer I move to him. If you want to see him more, pray for better eyesight. He’s there.


  1. kejessie on August 1, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    I hope we all have it in us to lift everyone up in prayer. It surely helped this person in dealing with a difficult time.

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Welcome, I'm Tom

I'm Tom Trezise a retired lawyer and corporate executive with over twenty years of experience as a Methodist lay preacher. Raised in Appalachia, I proudly call myself a hillbilly at heart. I'm the executive director of The Everyday Kingdom, a non-profit devoted to fostering a community that helps people find and experience the peace, purpose, and joy available from living every day in Christ’s kingdom.

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