Keep Track of God’s Involvement in the Every Day—Part 9
Here’s an important point. I believe it’s necessary to write these sightings down. We need to keep a record of them. A list like this is great for reviewing when the dark days come. I make God Hunt sightings a regular part of my prayer journal. To go on the God Hunt you may need to think in a new way. Some will have to learn to become like a child again, to renew that sense of wonder and delight. Others will need to break through a glass ceiling. Maybe you’re not young like David was. That doesn’t matter. It’s never too late to start something good.
Beware when you no longer sense the joy of the daily God Hunt. What happens then is that we become secular, just like the world. To be secular means that we restrict the sacred life to an hour or two on Sunday morning, seldom seeing the supernatural interface with our everyday world. What a sad way to live … as secular Christians!
Let me return to Tales of the Resistance.
Big Operator gave the lad with the scar an unlikely assignment: Keeper of the Chronicle of Sightings of the King. The chief of the Taxi Resistance knew that those who look harder for what they seek often find more than they expect.
“On-street sightings!” shouted Hero. “But—but I’m terrible at Sightings! I could hardly find the King in disguise in Great Park! How am I going to find him here in Enchanted City?” … “But what about my scar? All of the Enchanter’s men have a description of me by now. You yourself said there was a manhunt.”
Big Operator was not moved. “I need an operator with street savvy and Ranger training. It’s imperative that someone keep records of the King’s activities. Hide your scar. Stay away from lights. The weather’s turning cool; wear a scarf. Of course, this is a dangerous assignment. If you’re afraid … ”
Hero started to say that it wasn’t fear, but at that moment the buzzer in the terminal sounded the yellow alert, indicating that a taxi was approaching in haste. A mechanic began to crank up the great garage door. At the same moment, a dispatcher at the control panel shouted, “Sighting!” The King had made himself known somewhere in the city. With amazement, Hero and Big Operator watched two frightened children climb confusedly out of the back of the cab. The door slammed; an echo reverberated.
“Hey!” shouted the driver. “I left the King t’bring dese kids in—but the Enchanter’s car’s comin’! Better get back to action.” The cabbie indicated the location of the Sighting to a monitor, “Heraldry post 101; Moire Oxan.’ A pin was immediately stuck in the map of Enchanted City.
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