Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Orange Moon Tuesday, February 13, 2024 "Got An Eternity?"

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

"Got An Eternity?"



   If someone asks us, "Who is God?," our best response might be, "Got an eternity (to hear the answer)?"

     "His greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 145:3).

    Of course, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have begun our discovery of who God is, and He privileges us with the blessed calling to report our findings.  "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so" (Psalm 107:2).  He commissions us to tell our sphere of influence the wonders of His being, character, nature, and way.  We do so by our lives and by our words.  As we walk with Him, the Lord Jesus Christ shines forth in our countenance, demeanor, attitudes, words, and deeds.  We serve as lamps of His light, whereby God is known in our world.  Thereby, His influence draws people to Himself by how we live, what we say, and by our sense of wonder in who we have so far found the Lord to be.  "Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!" (Psalm 31:19).

   Certainly, we tell what we know to whoever will listen.  However, we also bear powerful witness by telling how overwhelmed we are that the more we see, the more we realize there is to see.  Unsearchable greatness, by definition, declares that our journey into the being of God has only just begun.  It will always be this way, even after we are glorified and resident in our eternal state with a Christ beyond all measure.  "Wonders without number" await our hearts and minds, all issuing forth from the wondrous One, whose every unveiling blesses us in the moment of discovery, and then promises an infinite degree of glory awaiting us forevermore (Job 9:10).

    No clearer testimony of God can be communicated than bearing witness to both what we know and to our realization of how far we have to go in realization and discovery.  "I know" and "I do not know - yet" unite to serve as a powerful voice to the particular realm in which God has placed our hearts, our lives, and our tongues.  Both wisdom and wonder must grace our determination to "say so."  Much light will shine thereby within our spirit, and much influence empowered by the Holy Spirit will call others to come along for the journey that, once begun, will never end.

    "I feel like I know less about Him today than when I began." Dr. J. Vernon McGee - late in life and after six decades of faithful discovery and communication of the Lord Jesus - made this statement, one of the wisest acknowledgements I have ever heard.  Anyone who walks more than the briefest of times with the eternal God will feel the same.  Infinity beckons us into Himself, promising wonders - and wonder - forevermore...

There is no end to the quest we know, 

forever beckons on.

Our spirits soar in skies so blue,

above all clouds of storm.

For we fly into the heart of God

as in His Son we trust.

this life will soon be nothing more

than long forgotten dust.

So spread your wings and catch the wind,

o journeyman of hope,

and race toward horizons blessed

with those who also know

that the quest of hearts is Jesus,

He is our shining sun.

It matters not how far we've come,

the journey's just begun.

"The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory."

(Isaiah 60:19)

Weekly Memory Verse

      If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 

(Galatians 5:25)


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