When was your last M&M moment?
M&M moments happen when the everyday MUNDANE activities of life become the soil out of which MAJESTIC moments of spiritual endeavour and human achievement are born.
From the Mundane to the Majestic. It can happen to all of us.
Sometimes, at the most unexpected of times, God invades our mundane lives with his majestic plans, and everyday moments are transformed into opportunities for divine work.
And when they do, lives are changed, legacies are birthed, futures are born…all for God’s glory.
Consider Moses. (Exodus 3) What’s more mundane than tending sheep on the backside of the desert, where nothing significant ever happens? Life is dull, work is boring, the future is bleak.
Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a majestic moment arrives. The bush is burning, but it is not burning up. What’s this about? I must take a closer look, investigate, engage.
And in that moment God begins to roll out a millennium-long process that will forever change Moses, chart a new destiny for Israel, and impact the future of humankind for untold generations.
Moses was living in the mundane. But God had majestic plans in mind.
Or consider a little boy on a picnic outing with his family as they listen to a charismatic prophet. (Luke 9) The kid takes his meagre lunch of five little loaves and two fish with him, never once imagining that the prophet will later say, “Bring them here to me. I want to use your mundane picnic lunch to demonstrate my majestic divinity to thousands of awe-struck hungry people on this mountain meadow.”
How about Peter and John on their way to the temple at three in the afternoon for a time of prayer. This is what Jerusalem Jews did, day in and day out. They went to the temple to pray at the designated time. Regular. Predictable. Nothing special.
And then this mundane moment begins to pulse…pregnant with majestic possibilities.
A man crippled from birth suddenly arrives in front of them, carried into the temple gate where he was put every day to beg.
He asks for money. But God has other plans. He wants to turn this mundane moment into a glorious miracle. And then Peter says those tingling words that reverberate down through the centuries, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” (Acts 3)
Is God still in the business of taking our mundane moments and firing them with majestic possibilities?
Four regular guys were walking across a Plus 15 in downtown Calgary over 35 years ago. They see a disheveled homeless teen who confronts them and begs for money.
But God sees a majestic future. He sees a city each year where thousands of homeless men and women will receive the necessities of life, shelter and vocational training.
He says, “I think I will call it The Mustard Seed.” And out of that mundane mustard seed moment of conversation on a Plus 15, a young man by the name of Pat Nixon begins a journey of Christ-discovery. He is shown love by these 4 guys who buy him a meal. He finds his way to First Baptist Church. A coffee house is started. It morphs into the Mustard Seed.
And the Seed becomes a majestic monument to God’s never-ending desire to do something new and life-giving for desperate people who need his truth and love.
Mundane moments pregnant with majestic possibilities are everywhere.
They can arrive when we least expect them. At your Corpath place of business. In your neighbourhood. On a holiday.
Does God have a burning bush moment for you around the corner? How about a mundane lunchtime conversation? Or maybe even a Plus 15 encounter?
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
Blessings for each of the M&M moments that God has planned for you,