In today's First Reading (Daniel 7:2-14), Daniel saw thousands and thousands ministering to the Ancient One on His throne. Myriads of myriads attended to Him.
Let’s pause here, and look more closely. Who are all these people? Now, I don’t fully understand Daniel’s vision, but there is something so familiar about the thousands. The myriads who attended to the King were valuable, cherished members of the Kingdom. They knew how to attend to His heart. They knew His dominion, glory, and kingship. They knew that His kingdom will not be destroyed.
This is kingdom living.
Sisters, do you know that the Kingdom of God is near? (See Luke 21:31.)
The King is Coming! Let Christ reign in your life. When you receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, Christ the King takes up residence in your heart. His Kingdom comes as He reigns over your thoughts, feelings, desires, and actions. Sisters, He is so near to us!
But what are we supposed to do when we don’t feel His nearness, when we know in our heads that He is good but can’t feel His love in our hearts?
Jesus teaches us how to pray: Thy kingdom come. Our Messiah wants to come be the light in our darkness. Christ wants to come and heal our wounds. The Redeemer wants to come and die for us so that we might live.
The Father desires for His Kingdom to reign in our hearts and He invites us to participate in His work. He chooses us to be part of the myriad. And when we know our identity before Him, He will reveal to us His mission.
There is a particular way that He is calling us love. There is a specific place where He is calling us to serve. There is a unique mission that He has entrusted to you, and only you!
We are all united together, in His myriad, as we attend to our King today. Today, in your home and in your work, the Kingdom of God is near. Now go forth in confidence with your kingdom living. And together, let us serve our King!
This ancient prayer in chant turns out hearts to God Our King.
Rose Coleman is a contemplative in action who delights in all things beautiful. Her adventurous heart has traveled many places—from circumnavigating the globe on a ship during college to some years in the convent as a religious sister. Exuberant from her childhood, she is an elementary school teacher who learns so much from her students. She is a contributing author to our children's devotional prayer book, Rise Up and the author of our Blessed Conversations: Ways to Pray study found here. You can find out more about her here.