Saturday, November 14, 2020
Little like a Leaf,
Grand like Light,
In a Minute, Forever!
The dullard cannot know, the stupid cannot understand this.
1 Timothy 6:15-16
God will bring about the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ at the right time—God who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. It is God alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to God be honour and eternal dominion. Amen.
Words of Grace For Today
We see things, organize things, and know things in comparison.
We like to compare ourselves to others, especially if we can find a way to look better than the others.
So we can say the dullard and the stupid. They do not understand what we can understand.
So great it is to compare favourable.
Then we try to compare anything, including ourselves, to God.
There is no comparison.
God alone has immortality, God has eternal dominion.
In terms of time, we get to live about 60 to 100 years. As our quality of life increases, which we somehow claim is our own doing, we live longer. So our 60 years is ‘our great accomplishment’ because we live longer than many who expect only to live 30 or 40 years.
God lives beyond time. By comparison to our 60 to 100 years, God has more years than we can even imagine!
God, who dwells in unapproachable light, chooses to adopt us as children.
We inherit life abundant in our 30-100 years, and then we inherit eternal life after our deaths in this wonderfully created universe.
So much for comparisons.
When we move beyond needing to falsely bolster our own status, we can claim to be the dullards and the stupid … compared to God.
Thankfully God speaks to us in many and various ways, most clearly in the life of Jesus Christ, whose light we get to reflect.
What a life!