Dream word - FLY
1 Corinthians 15:51,52
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed - in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” NKJV
The emotion of motion - “Zoom, Zoom!”
Fat Larry’s Disco Funk band, came out with a great easy listening hit in the 1980s called “Zoom!” What an interesting word to write a song around!
Webster’s dictionary defines the word “Zoom” in relating to an aircraft, as “to climb for a short time at an angle greater than that which can be maintained in steady flight, so that the machine is carried upward at the expense of stored kinetic energy.” But of course! So now we know and feel much better for the knowing of what it means to zoom! What an interesting word to make use of in a disco song and then later in advertising!
Mazda car manufacturers have profited from their global marketing campaign emphasising “exhilarating driving experiences to customers who remember the ‘emotion of motion’ first felt as a child”. Zoom! It’s the “wind-in-your-hair” feeling you get from horseback riding on a crisp fall day, the sense of freedom from cruising down a wooded country lane in a sleek convertible, or the exhilaration that comes from a roller coaster ride. Zoom, zoom! What very clever marketing. Having said that, if all that hype was true, don’t you just wish your life had little more zoom, zoom? I do.
The truth is that tonight, as you lay yourself down into the welcoming embrace of your warm and well sprung mattress and cover yourself with the fluffed feathered duvet, pull the covers over your head, take your last waking breath and pass speedily into the nether world of sleep and dreams, you will be hoping for a little more zoom zoom in the morning! However, when the alarm clock goes off, the dark room, the spitting rain tapping on your windows, the cold floor that awaits your sleepy feet, all shall be a trio of warning, trying to dissuade you from arising to stay in bed and keep yourself from the often terrible boredom of the trudge of the “yet another day” which awaits you at your very own glue factory. Gloom-gloom! Nevertheless, tired, you shall force yourself to meet it, for the bills are a braying and they always need a paying! If you are like most people, a warm shower and copious amounts of coffee shall be the only fuel that is able to even turn your morning into coughing and spluttering consciousness. What a pitiful resurrection! Zoom, zoom indeed!
Allow me to be nicely morbid and invite you to imagine tonight however, that you are laying your very tired and worn out self in your grave. One day you shall do just that and though the soul and spirit shall be conscious, that seemingly long but actually very short sleep for the body, will only last until the appointed great day, when the lips of Jesus shall kiss your tender cheek and say “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” (Song of Solomon 2:10-13) Now there’s a resurrection to look forward to and if I might condense the command of the kissing Jesus for us who sleep tonight, and will one day lay our bodies down in dirt waiting for the coming together again of body, soul and spirit, it would simply be this…. “Zoom, zoom”!
Hallelujah! When Jesus cries “Zoom! Zoom!” The dead asleep in Him shall rise with such vigour in their once decayed bodies, with such joyful screaming energy, pouring and pulsating out of their souls and exploding within their spirits that death and all its shadows of exhaustion, decay and sullen plodding, shall never be seen by us again. For the angel of God shall descend with a shout and we shall ascend with similar and happy scream of the greatest of living “Amens” that hell itself shall rock with the force of such an exultation, and its besieged walls shall crumble in the shouting, whilst at the same time the moon and stars shall come out to play and we, with the moonbeams, shall dance in the late afternoon accompanied by rose petalled covered singing angels as the long told and talked of Son-rise now shines high in the once midnight sky. Zoom, zoom!
May your tomorrow be animated by the hope of these two simple words, zoom, zoom!
Here are Fat Larry’s lyrics to their song “Zoom”. Great fun!
Zoom! Just one look and then my heart went boom,
Suddenly and we were on the moon,
Flyin' high in a neon sky ohh ohh
Bang! Just one touch and all the church bells rang,
Heaven called and all the angels sang,
Sunriseshine in the midnight sky ohh ohh
OH, ZOOM you chased the day awayyy,
High noon, the moon and stars came out to play,
Then, my whole wide world went zoom
(High as a rainbow as we went flyin' by,
Faster and faster we were higher than high,
For once in my lifetime I was finally free,
And you gave that to me)
Moonbeams dancin' in the afternoon,
Shadows blowin' as the roses bloom,
Lookin down on a wonderland,
Smack just one kiss and I was outta whack,
All at once there was no turnin back,
All so far above the brighter star ohh ohh
Listen: “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’ The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” - 1 Corinthians 15:53-58
Pray: Lord, this night, please come fly with me in my dreams and hold me in Your embrace. With one sweet kiss, remove from me the crippling of my heart and fill me with Your energy for the coming days of my immediate tomorrow and my eternal one as well. Zoom, zoom O Lord. Zoom, zoom!
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