The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe….
"Expectation and Wonder"
Infinite glories of God's Person and work await born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, both now and forevermore. "The unsearchable riches of Christ" will never be exhausted, revealing the eternal magnitude of who our Lord is and what He does. This should thrill our hearts with grateful remembrance of wonders already viewed, and joyful anticipation of wonders to come (Ephesians 3:8).
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18).
We will never fully plumb the depths of God's goodness. Nor will we ascend to the summit of His greatness. No horizon awaits us that concludes our journey into His abounding grace, and our Lord's truth will perpetually illuminate and stimulate our minds with Light that "shineth more and more" (Psalm 31:19, Psalm 145:3; Romans 5:20; Proverbs 4:18). Our Heavenly Father made and redeemed us for this journey into forever, and into "wonders without number" (Job 9:10).
"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).
Our role in the journey begins with the expectation of faith. We must believe that God purposes to reveal Himself and His truth to our hearts and minds. Scripture refers to the Lord Jesus in terms of communication - "the Word" - not merely as an exalted title (John 1:1). It rather promises that faith in the Savior gives us eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to receive the "great and mighty things" God desires His children to discover. The Holy Spirit illuminates His Word, the Bible, and His world, God's creation, to all who anticipate by faith that God desires His dynamic presence and involvement to be known and experienced. "Thy Word is truth… The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen" (John 17:17; Romans 1:20).
How present and involved is He? "God… worketh all things after the counsel of His own will" (Ephesians 1:3; 11). How much do we see? Little, compared to what can be known and perceived. However, we can always know more, and the expectation of faith prepares our hearts to be enlightened and enthralled as the Psalmist's promise graces our expectant hearts, "In Thy light shall we see light" (Psalm 36:9). This day offers the possibility in the Word of God as we ponder and apply its truth, and in the world of God as our Lord walks with and within us along every pathway. Presently, "we see through a glass, darkly" (I Corinthians 13:12). But we do see as we anticipate God's Person and work. David realized this blessed life of expectation resulting in wonder, and may we join in his affirmation…
"My expectation is from Him."
Weekly Memory Verse
"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility."