The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
Since His conception in the womb of Mary, the Lord Jesus Christ has existed as both Divine and human.
"The Word was God… the Word was made flesh" (John 1:1; 14).
"There is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 2:5).
The Lord Jesus forever dwells as the God who became man, and the man who remains God. In the wonder of His glorious being, He perfectly unites Heaven and earth, spirit and matter, infinity and the finite, Divinity and humanity. In this elemental sense of God and man united, there is no one like Him, nor will there ever be. Thus, of all the fascinating subjects to which human hearts and minds can attend themselves, the Lord Jesus serves as the pinnacle of all spiritual, intellectual, philosophical, and moral truth. He is the great Subject of all things, and of our hearts and minds. The Apostle Paul referred to this in terms of learning Christ, the highest and most holy calling of all (Ephesians 4:20).
This day offers the possibility that must become actuality. We do well to be confident that God the Father and God the Holy Spirit work to bear witness of God the Son, and to answer the great questions about Him: Who is He? What has He done? What is He doing in this day? What will He do forevermore as the Father's beloved Son and the saints' beloved Savior? The Word of God also emphasizes these questions, even as the Lord Jesus declared: "Search the Scriptures… they are they which testify of Me" (John 5:39). Little wonder the Apostle Peter calls believers to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (II Peter 3:18).
Many necessary and worthy matters will demand our attention, interest, and involvement in this day. We must attend to them, be they issues of responsibility, interest, or the enjoyment God would have experience in all good things. "Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God… God giveth us richly all things to enjoy" (I Corinthians 10:31; I Timothy 6:17). One Subject, however, transcends all, both now and forevermore. Who is the God who became man, and the man who remains God? Let us open our hearts, our minds, our Bibles, our expectations, and our eyes to see how our Lord will answer this question of all questions. How might we "learn Christ?" Of this we can be sure: no more fascinating and fulfilling discovery can grace us in the light of this day than some new or expanded knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
"This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye Him."
"He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might the preeminence."
"All men should honor the Son."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart."