The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Café…
(Friends: during this series, the messages may frequently be longer than usual due to the subject matter. Thanks for your patience, and I think you will find the considerations interesting, and hopefully, helpful in our walk with the Lord. Glen)
Part 19 – “The Eternity of Today”
Our consideration of the “Who?” of God could – and will, actually - go on forever.
“This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent” (John 17:3).
Our Lord’s words in this passage provide the most definitive description of the forever awaiting born again believers. Rather than quantity, “eternal life” concerns the quality of an existence in which the knowledge of God the Father and God the Son, as revealed by God the Holy Spirit, will grace us with new and unending vistas of Divine glory. The poet Faber beautifully and succinctly depicts this unending journey into the triune heart of God.
“Shoreless Ocean, who can sound Thee?
Thine own eternity is round Thee,
For the believer, the voyage of eternity has already begun. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life” (I John 5:13; emphasis added). Indeed, the knowledge of God awaits in this day for believers who will embrace the understanding and expectation that the Lord desires to be known, and that we are the grace-blessed recipients of this most sublime of all gifts. An open Bible, an open heart to the Spirit of God, open arms to welcome the fellowship of like-hearted believers, and open eyes that expect the wonder of the Lord Jesus to be known in our lives prepares us for the eternity of today.
The Journey’s Just Begun
There is no end to the quest we know,
Forever beckons on,
For we soar in skies so clear and blue,
Above all clouds of storm.
Yes, we fly into the heart of God
as in His Son we trust,
And earth will soon be nothing more
Than long-forgotten dust.
So spread your wings and catch the wind,
oh journeyman of hope,
And race toward horizons blessed
With those who also know
That the quest of hearts is Jesus,
He is our shining sun.
It matters not how far we’ve come…
The Journey’s just begun.
“Lay hold on eternal life.”
(I Timothy 6:12)
Next week: the “Where?” of God