I’ve heard hundreds, probably thousands of messages, in church, conferences and worship experiences. In a handful of those experiences the speaker used the term “thin space.” Each time I heard the term I was emotionally moved as I thought about its beautiful description.
The term “thin space” comes from a Celtic Christian belief of a place where the space between heaven and earth becomes thin. In this “thin space” we are able to sense and experience the presence of God more closely.
Many people describe a similar moment just before losing their loved ones. The person speaks of walking towards a light or seeing those who have passed on before them. Listening to these beautiful stories over and over through 25 years of pastoring has led to me absolutely believe there are such spaces.
I’m not certain if it’s a physical space between heaven and earth. But I’m sure there is a place when we are so completely surrendered to God’s purpose for our lives, we are captured in that moment of spiritual abandon.
I believe Jesus was in this “thin space” when He spoke these words before being drug away to his brutal death, “Father, if you will, please don’t make me suffer by having me drink from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want.” Luke 22:42. He was completely abandoned to the Father’s will.
Surrender isn’t easy. For me, the thin space is...
• Courage in the face of overwhelming odds. • Doing the next right thing, even when I know it will cost me. • Trusting my instinct to know when to walk away. • Trusting my heart to know it’s okay to dream again. • Watching my kids thrive in their purpose. • Listening to our Graysen laugh.
Regret, disappointment and loss may be stopping you from believing. Trust me, there is a “thin space” created especially for you to experience the sweet presence of heaven on earth. Rise and find 💕