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Last week, Jonathan Merritt’s Jesus is Better Than You Imagined  was released. This book challenges a conventional view of Jesus Christ. Merritt shares about his spiritual journeys including seasons of waiting, grace and in the desert. Books like these remind us of our own journeys and how we never walk alone. After reading this last week, I would highly recommend it for you.

Jonathan provides a fantastic perspective for us as we begin this new week in the chapter “Cereal Snowflakes: Encountering Jesus in Mystery.” He describes how we see our daily gift of manna:

In the repetition of the gift, I learn that God often comes in the mundane the rote. God is made known in the average and everyday. The sunrise that meets me in the morning  and the friendly wave of the mailwoman. The greeting from the receptionist as I shuffle to a meeting and the hug from the retiree who waits for me at the church door each Sunday after service. Jesus shows up in the mystery of crisis and the rhythm of the ordinary. (pg. 54)

Photo credit to Jessie Schnall, you can see more of her work at Portraits by Jessie.