The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"No Other Question"
Suppose an angel appeared to you and told you that in one month, the Lord would allow you to ask one question, with the promise He would answer that question audibly and in a way you could understand. Indeed, the promise of Jeremiah would be specifically fulfilled during the encounter:
"Call unto Me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).
The next 30 days would be occupied with much thought, and perhaps even much prayer about what you should ask. What is the best question? What do I most need to know? What will help me in my walk with the Lord and with people? What will enable me to enjoy my blessings, face my challenges, and help others to do the same? What should I ask???
The Bible actually answers this question. Moreover, someone has already asked it.
"And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, and desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven, and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me? And he said, Who art Thou, Lord?" (Acts 9:1-5).
"This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent" (John 17:3).
We exist for living and personal relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, as led and enabled by the Holy Spirit. "This is life eternal" declared the Savior, meaning life in terms of quality more than quantity. To know Him in the new birth begins life as defined by God. To know Him ever better in growth forever continues our experience of life as revealed in us through our Lord. "To live is Christ" (Philippians 1:21). Thus, the best question we could ask our Lord when the time came would be the Apostle Paul's first inquiry directed to the Lord Jesus. "Who are You, Lord?"
One day, we will actually be in the direct presence of the Lord Jesus. We will know Him so much better than we presently do. But still, the question of all questions will be perfectly appropriate. "Who are You, Lord?" God's infinite and eternal being means that we will never fully know all that can be known about Him. "His greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 147:3). We will forever seek and find as we ask and He answers in the glimmering glory of "the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8).
Then, "Face to face." Now, "from faith to faith" (I Corinthians 13:12; Romans 1:17). No angel will presently appear to make the aforementioned offer regarding 30 days from now. However, the Word of God and the Spirit of God beckon us to ask the question today. In the holy light of Scripture, the Spirit's revelation, the light that shines through believers, and God's personally involved presence in our lives and in the world, answers will come to the great question for those who ask. Doubtless, the inquiry resounds as music in the ears of the God so desirous to reveal Himself. And doubtless, His answers will ring in our hearts as He fills our being with the light of His glorious character, nature, and way. We can ask no greater question. Indeed, we could ask no other question, if given opportunity to make but one inquiry. "Who are You, Lord?"
"The LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory."
Weekly Memory Verse
"And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends."