Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Night and Day

I have been so encouraged in my faith this year as I have really meditated on Heaven and read several books on the subject. One of the truths about heaven is that we will no longer need a sun because the Glory of our Lord will provide all the light we will need. It is very strange to think about an alternate universe, where things will be so different, but trying to imagine it has made me long for it even more. I was thinking the other day about how even most literature uses day/night as symbolism for good/bad, righteousness/evil, etc. , and I think the Bible does that as well. I believe this world has been set up by the Creator to teach us so many things about Him and the way He wants us to think.

So my big revelation the other day, is that I think we have Day and Night consistently every day to remind us of the inevitable good and evil that we must deal with in every 24 hour period. We cannot escape it. Just as sure as the sun will rise in the morning and then set, and night will fall, we are promised the blessings of the Lord as well His grace in the midst of this sin/curse-saturated world.
So, I long for Heaven, where the sun will never set, for His presence will not only bring light, but fullness of JOY.
I do believe, most assuredly, that I can experience Him here, even though night still exists. In fact, when I walk with Him, sometimes it is in the night that He shines the brightest.
His love, His wisdom, and His sovereignty all work together perfectly - ALL THE TIME, so that NO circumstance is void of any of those attributes. I believe that is what it means that God is Good.
So last week,
When I was in a small accident that did mucho damage to Bryan's truck - He is still good.
When Bryan can't find his wallet - He is still good.
When the digital camera and i-pod are both missing - He is still good.
When Levi has a high tepmperature and is very fussy - He is still good.
When there are mustard stains on my new couch after a "sleep-over" - He is still good.
When a sweet woman down the street is in tears over her son in jail - He is still good.
When children are left to fend for themselves most of the day - He is still good.

Lord, You are Good, and your mercy endures FOREVER! Remind me each day to long for Heaven and to remember that my life is but a mist that will vanish like the shadows. I can't wait to see you and know finally the FULL story!

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annieck said...

AMEN! :)

The Hodges Family said...

Amen! That's starting to be my new focus when I find myself longing for the day when the kids are a little older. God has convicted me that I shouldn't be longing for older kids. I could be longing to see His face. That's the real goal and focus.


Shaunta' said...

Amen, sista! What a joy to know that this life isn't all there is. One day we will be with Him FOREVER! Even so come quickly, Lord Jesus. This was a great post and very well written. Thx for sharing. I hope to see you guys sometime this week. Love ya.

Shaunta' said...

btw...what does a sista have to do to get a link to my page on yours?! lol. is there some secret club that you guys are leaving me out of?

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Bragans said...

Delta, thanks for reminding me of the truth. I read your blog just moments after I heard about Hope & Billy's little girl. God is still good. What providential timing of my reading of your words as I cried.