Dream word – CONSIDER
“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” NKJV.
Ever and always, the Scriptures present the angelic creation as occupying higher realms, as being higher beings possessing higher powers, in every respect their capacities in each and every way, making them more awesome and richer than humanity could ever appear to be! CS Lewis, whilst acknowledging our confused and glass darkened senses, gives thanks for such present befuddlement, such witchery of the senses, and then most majestically lays out for us a golden thought tonight. Will you listen:
Far richer they! I know senses’ witchery
Guards us, like air, from heavens too big to see;
Imminant death to man that barb’d sublimity
And dazzling edge of beauty unsheathed would be
Yet here. Within this tiny, charm’d interior,
This parlour of the brain, their Maker shares
With living men some secrets in a privacy
Forever ours, not theirs.
(from the Poem – “On Being Human” - CS Lewis )
The angels know of both our design and our direction. Yes, they are well aware of both our fall and of our coming exaltation and among them all, I wonder if this chatter of the ages, spread to some like cancerous jealousy and caused them to fall and plummet, down to the depths beneath, in all consuming and envious desperation? Even so, what we the redeemed are now and what we shall soon, so very soon become, are for the good angels of the good God, things which they ever and always, both desire and delight to look into, for they understand, that the secrets of redemption which have been planted by the Holy Spirit, like loving seeds in the dead ground of a poor man’s soul, shall at the adoption, even the redemption of our bodies, lead to another Genesis, the like of which is only told of in the longing cries of a groaning creation, presently, all gone wrong.
I wonder if we each have a personal and private inner sanctuary, even in our hearts the very dwelling place of the Most High, a secret place of private audiences with our Father, where we laugh at wondrous love and together sing away our cares, and unwrap His silver secrets in a privacy forever ours, that can be never theirs?
Listen: “Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the Gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven --- things which angels desire to look into.” - (1 Peter 1:10-12)
Pray: Dad, do please deliver me from distraction, just for a little bit even, that we together may look deep into Your magnificent midnight, whilst you help me take the wrapping of all the singing and silver secrets of the skies, which tell of the glories yet to come, the glories of that other Genesis. Amen.
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