I was grateful to receive a copy of The Grave Robber by Mark Batterson this past weekend at a conference. Sunday morning as I was looking through a new stack of books, this one was in the stack and the Spirit spoke specifically: “I want to teach you about miracles now.”
I love Batterson’s writing. He can tell stories so incredibly well. He can bring a new definition to something like prayer that helps me catch on to a new wave of prayer and expectation in my own life.
For example, he seems to veer off in one chapter and just start talking about the speed of light. It was once thought nothing traveled faster than the speed of light. (I guess I still thought that myself. I mean, 186,000 miles per second IS impressive.) But somehow Batterson found research that says two particles in space can actually react to each other at any speed. (He must have some researcher!)
“What happens to one particle happens to the other particle superluminally or faster than the speed of light. There is an invisible link between particles that defies the four dimensions of time and space. The technical term is instantaneous nonlocality, but I like how Albert Einstein referred to it: ‘spooky action at a distance.'”
He veers off in that direction to bring it back to prayer: THAT is prayer. Spooky action at a distance. To pray in one place in the world and think that there is the possibility of instantaneous response somewhere else in the world! I can pray in Minneapolis for God to move in someone’s life in China… and it could happen… in that moment.
Practice spooky action at a distance today!