Paradise can feel near and far, available and elusive, familiar and exotic—
such contrasting words we might also use to describe Scripture itself or even our experience of God.
As we spend some biblical moments in paradise over the month,
let’s explore what it means for our Creator’s beauty to infuse the life we lead in the here and now,
and point us to the mystery that comes in life beyond what we can now know.
We consider the joys and frustrations that come as paradise feels both within our hearts and beyond our reach.