Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Glimpse of Glory

The spray hits our upturned faces.
Braced by the unusually cold October wind,
Bundled in layers -wearing our rain gear
We stand together and take it all in.

Does he see it?  Feel it like I do?
Transcended to another realm we can’t look away
It is all too magnificent
Our eyes are fixed – looking - longing

Rainbows intersecting rainbows
Piercing brightness shining thru the ethereal mist
With eyes squinted we can barely look straight ahead
But we can’t look away - it is too glorious!

The boat moves us closer
The roar of the water growing louder and louder
We are in it now –in the mist
My smile so big it hurts- my heart so full I am about to burst!

The beauty and majesty are so great
We continue to look and are dazzled
Is this precious glimpse a sliver of heaven?
Is this a taste of His glory?
Are we getting close to the unapproachable light where He dwells?

The boat begins to turn around and I look at Phil with my tear filled eyes
Yes he has seen it too.
Our faces glow for we have had a glimpse of His glory

A recent devotion quoting the lyrics of an old hymn brought back the memory of our Maid of the Mist boat trip at Niagara Falls.
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible, hid from our eyes.

1 Timothy 6:16 says that Christ lives in unapproachable light. He is surrounded by such splendor and glory that our human eyes can’t look upon Him.  Jesus chose to leave it all for our sake. The Son of God became the Son of Man so that someday we can have a glorified body that will be able to live in that heavenly splendor with Him.

May I be a Maid of His Midst - face ever upward -eyes fixed on Him - heart full.

John 1:14 and the word became flesh and dwelt among us and we have seen His glory….