The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"The Great Question
After seeing the risen Lord Jesus Christ with his eyes on the road to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus asked the question we all must ask with our hearts: "Who art Thou, Lord?" (Acts 9:5).
"This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent" (John 17:3).
The Lord Jesus defined eternal life in terms of intimate and personal knowledge of God (the meaning of "know" in the passage above). We therefore do well to join Saul (later, the Apostle Paul) in offering the same question throughout our earthly sojourn. Of course, born again believers in the Lord Jesus know the answer in varying degrees and measure. However, we all need more answers to this greatest of all ventures into God's Person and truth. "But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (II Peter 3:18). Thus, we need to more consistently ask the question, the great question. "Who are You, Lord?"
The "Who?" of God offers an eternity of the Light that "shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18). Possessed of infinite nature, character, and way, our Lord can never be fully known by finite beings, even after we are glorified in Heaven. Thus, we look forward to an eternity of new answers to the Great Question, rays of light that will fill, thrill, and fulfill us evermore. This day provides opportunity to ask and receive answers. By His Word, His Spirit, His church, and His creation, our Heavenly Father loves hearing the question, and even more providing answers. "Who are You, Lord?" No question compares to this, and no quest more engages our Christ-enabled human faculties than this eternal voyage into the very heart of God.
Forever I will reveal new wonders to behold,
depths you cannot fathom,
glories you will never fully know.
This is the quest to joyfully expect,
forever and in this day,
My light to absorb, your privilege to reflect.
So look to Me in this day and evermore,
ask, and ask, and ask again,
Who are You, Lord, oh, who are You, Lord?
"As the hart (deer) panteth after the waterbrooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, o God."
"Call unto Me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Thou hast sent Me and hast loved them as Thou hast loved Me."