Tuesday, January 21, 2020

"Come and See!"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"Come and See!"

     If we could properly analyze and interpret everything in creation, all would bear witness to the Creator of all things.

     "The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and godhead" (Romans 1:20).

    Our powers of such examination are presently limited as we "see through a glass darkly" (I Corinthians 13:12).  Our affirmation of such truth, however, must be unlimited.  We must believe and declare that "all things were made by Him" for the express purpose of God's self revelation and determination to exalt His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:3; Philippians 2:6-11).  Every atom exists for this primary function, as does every thing composed of the myriad number of atoms that comprise the substance of physical reality.  Things are not God, but things do serve as absorbers and reflectors of the light of His being, character, nature, and way.  "For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever, Amen" (Romans 11:36).

   Presently, the truth we consider must dwell within our hearts and minds primarily as a matter of doctrine-based conviction.  We see some, and we can see more of how all things bear witness to their Maker.  We can never begin to see all, however, or even much of the Light of God that shines in a universe vast beyond human measure and comprehension.  This fact should thrill our hearts.  The Lord who made all things transcends His masterpiece of a creation.  "The heaven and Heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee!" (I Kings 8:27).  He nevertheless reveals Himself in creation to all with eyes to see, and hearts to worship.  The conviction that such Truth is true prepares us for a lifetime of wonder, and an eternity far greater because our glorified sensibilities will be far more able to see some, and then to see more.  "The path of the just is as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18).

   Never, however, will we see all.  The infinity and eternity of our glorious God ensures that regardless of how far we venture, His light will beckon us to "come and see My glory" (Isaiah 66:18).  We were made for this, for this everlasting voyage into the glory of God.  Some, more, but never all.  Such is the light that awaits us in this day, and in a creation that will one day be purified and perfected for glorified hearts to forever behold His glory as it shines in all things.

There is no end to the quest we know,
forever beckons on.
For we soar in skies so bright 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,
o 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.

"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple."
(Psalm 27:4)

(Frances and I set the poem to music several years ago.  Here it is:  

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