Friday, December 25, 2009

HALLELUJAH!

Peering over the edge of heaven, their eyes widening as the Star appeared over the lowly town of Bethlehem, the Angels probably could barely control their excitement, or anticipation for that matter. All this time they had watched Man struggle...their hearts broken and shattered. "The fullness of time has not yet come" He must have told them. ...and they had to wonder, "What will He do? How will He who sits on the throne fix what Man has done?"

And then, amidst the silence that cloaked the past 400 years in despair and doubt, they heard it. A baby's cry. Perhaps they looked in unison to the throne and held their breath at seeing no One at the Father's right hand. A thrill of hope. A deep breath. They couldn't believe it. He had come. The Light of Heaven entered the dark gray earth.

I so love this day. This story. He is HERE. Emmanuel. Angels exalting. Hearts rejoicing. THE PROMISE delivered. The head crusher, Burden bearer, Soul healer, Liberator, Kingdom bringer....has come. Light from heaven ushers into earth and shines through the cracks of broken hearts. Love has come. Hallelujah!

Friday, December 18, 2009

"mirror mirror..."

God's original intent according to A.W. Tozer has held me captive and caused me not to just glance at these words but turn to the Word of God and see that yes, I have been made to behold the glory of God and reflect it to all the earth. Yet, that mirror shattered at the Fall and we have been scrambling to reflect something of ourselves to the world ever since...

"Man's supreme function through all eternity is to reflect God's highest glory, and that God might look into the mirror called man and see His own glory shining there. Through man, God could reflect His glory to all creation."