The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe...
A good friend and I meet for lunch just about every Friday. After eating and talking about the Lord, the news, sports (Bama!), family, friends, and the world in which we live (!), we have a time of prayer before going our separate ways. Like our discussions, we pray about any number of things, including family, friends, fellow believers, and again, the world in which we live (!!!).
Yesterday, I was particularly blessed by how Bill began his prayer. "Lord, we are amazed by You, and by the things You do." In a nutshell, Bill gratefully expressed appreciation for the glory of who God is and what He does. Amazing indeed! His offering of praise for the Lord and His ways reminds me of King David's similar affirmation: "Thou art great, and doest wondrous things" (Psalm 86:10).
Appreciation for who God is and what He does speaks to the eternal glory of our Lord's character and His capability. Who God is leads to what He does, and what God does reveals who He is. We will all forever echo some form of Bill's affirmation of amazement as the light of the Lord Jesus Christ and the light of Scripture leads us to journey ever further into the Person of God, and witness with ever-increasing wonder the performance of God. "I will praise Thee forever, because Thou hast done it" (Psalm 52:9).
Thankfully, our eternal adventure of beholding God and His doings begins now, in this earthly epoch of our eternal life in Christ. We day by day open our eyes in the expectation that our Lord will reveal His glory in ways we can already see. Certainly, every believer possesses a backlog of such experience whereby God has unveiled aspects of Himself and His ways that leave us... well, let us employ Bill's rhetoric: amazed! Upon this history of what we have already beheld, we then set forth in the determination to respond to the Lord's beckoning to see even more. "The path of the just is as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18).
The greatest of all hymns, "Amazing Grace," inspires us to look by faith into the amazing face of our God, and to gaze with wonder upon His amazing ways. Bill got it right in his prayer, didn't he? "Lord, we are amazed by You, and by what You do!" Forever will not exhaust the wonders of God's character and capabilities that await us in the life to come, and in this day of the life that is.
"As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness… Come, behold the works of the LORD."
(Psalm 17:15; 46:8)
Weekly Memory Verse
"The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works."