“The family in The Attic”

Have you ever had your world view shattered? Everything that you thought was, really wasn’t?

You may or may not relate to people in the trees or a family in the attic, but I invite you to give yourself permission to engage this blog with a renewed hunger for God to implant something new inside of you.
Lord, Search my heart and make right what is not in your perfect will. Praise your name above all names. – Amen

Jesus commonly taught in parables. Have you ever wondered why that is? A few reasons are as follows.

– Teaching in parables hid the truth from self righteous or self satisfied people who fancied themselves too sophisticated to learn from Jesus.

– The ability to teach in a manner that relayed that Christ desires Mercy not sacrifice. As I search for why the original followers of the Jewish law were not successful in pleasing God with all there own sacrifices in there attempt to follow the law and be devout to letter of the Law in all their sacrifice they were not enough. The parables were designed to stir hunger for righteousness and true relationship with God.

Matthew 9:13 Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous but sinners.”

Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few, 38: Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

The harvest represents the lost, many of whom can be saved if there are workers to proclaim Christ’s salvation to them. Before God acts, he usually calls his people to prayer. Upon his people praying God then will accomplish what he has set out to do through us, God limits himself through our prayers. We are effectively assigned to carry out a certain task, mission and or assignment each season of our lives.

The family in the attic is a wild story of one person lost in his sin who at one point believed that there may be a family living in the attic of the house that he was living in. Not anything or anyone could convince him in that moment that what he was seeing with his own eyes was not truth, until he came to a place of living in truth in his life did the family in the attic become foolish. This blog goes out to those of us who can look back and laugh that at the “tree people” that at some point seemed just as real as you and I.

– Brandon Lien