Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Orange Moon Wednesday, July 12, 2023 "But a Sliver"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"But a Sliver"

"Of all we know He has done, is doing, and will do, our cumulative knowledge will ever be but a sliver of that which our Lord performs."
      If we added up the duration of every recorded event and occurrence provided for us in the Gospels concerning the earthly life of the Lord Jesus Christ, the limits of the chronicle would stun us.  Scripture tells us all we need to know of our Lord's birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension.  In terms of the full story, however, this adds up to little of all that happened when the God who became man walked upon paths of the world He had created.  The Apostle John confirms…

    "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen" (John 21:25).

    We must expect this when pondering the enormity of the Divine entering into the domain of the human.   Our limited perception and comprehension makes it impossible to see all, or even much, of what He does.  This was true of the Incarnation, and speaks also to Christ's spiritual presence in the hearts and lives of those who believe.  Of all we know He has done, is doing, and will do, our cumulative knowledge will ever be but a sliver of that which our Lord performs.  The most mundane moment may bear the most eternal of consequences in our lives, or in the lives of others God touches through us.  The lives of believers teem with the One who "worketh all things after the counsel of His own will," and who "worketh all things together for good to them that love God" (Ephesians 1:11; Romans 8:28).  In the most spectacular moments of His doings in our lives, we see but traces of He who "doeth great things past finding out, yea, and wonders without number" (Job 9:10).

    But a sliver measures the extent of Christ's chronicle in history, and the extent of His chronicle in our story.  We will likely know more when time has passed away, and we know as we are known (I Corinthians 13:12).  If so, we will better realize that for everything Scripture tells us of the Lord Jesus, and for everything we know of His working in our lives, we see so very little - but a sliver - of all He has done, is doing, and promises to do forevermore.

"O Lord, how manifold (many; multiplied) are Thy works!  In wisdom hast Thou made them all.  The earth is full of Thy riches."
(Psalm 104:24)

Weekly Memory Verse
    "Knowledge puffeth up, but charity (love) edifieth." 
(I Corinthians 8:1)







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