The Worst Seats in the House

Sometimes I feel like an intruder in the church world. Whether it be ministry or biblical understanding…defending discipleship and the commitment to the Scriptures.

How did these pillars of the faith become the columns believed to be blocking our view? What happens to the people of G_d when our focus is shifted away from these things…trying to see around them in order that we might catch a glimpse….but of what, I wonder? I’d argue that we don’t know what it is that we believe our obstructed view is of.

We shift in our seats, trying to see – asking those around us if they can see any more clearly – yet we don’t know what! We tell stories about what might be out there, dreaming about what we’re missing and how we might eventually see…if only we could figure out how to see, in spite of these pillars.

What happens when we realize that the pillars are how we see? We musn’t figure out how to see around them to something else…but, rather they compel us to look up to that which they hold.


Will the view change when we see the pillars for the beauty and value that they are? That which the LORD rests his reign upon. May we gaze upon the pillars of Scripture and Discipleship so we can more clearly see the very throne of G_d.


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