Saturday, November 21, 2009
And i'm thankful.
I'm thankful that God is a God of hope... that He is faithful, eternal, steadfast, unchanging, and utterly beautiful... that He is true to His word and faithful to His promises... That He promises not to break a bruised reed or snuff out a smouldering wick, but instead He is a God of restoration who says He will make all things new. I'm thankful that He gives life to what was dead and raises up even dry bones in valleys. That He turns them into living armies, and makes deserts rejoice, wilderness' spring with water, and barren lives bare fruit. That He speaks something into being with a single word and is a God of miracles, imparting life and light where there was only despair. I'm thankful that one day we will see Him with our very own eyes, in all His beauty and Kingly majesty. That we will gaze upon Him and be totally satisified. That we will see the Lamb that was slain and the wounds that He bore so we could be free. I'm thankful that such a King would walk on Earth in humility and grace and endure whipping and beating and mocking and death, for us. I'm looking forward to the day when we will join with multitudes in praising Him for eternity, when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord, when we will unite in declaring how worthy and Holy and undeniably beautiful He is.