Friday, November 24, 2023
Visions of Grace,
Brighter in the Darkness of Our Realities,
Than the Moon on a Clear Winter Night.
And I will put this third into the fire, refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.’
Words of Grace For Today
The day is coming, when …
The day is coming, when will it come?!
The day is coming, when death will be no more, mourning and crying and pain will be no more!
When will it come!!?
That is a vision of God’s promises brought to completion for us all.
Meanwhile the realities we face are obvious:
It is as if we are in the smelters cup, over the fire, dross (which we have so dearly accumulated and attached ourselves to) is burning off, and we are poured into moulds of things precious and of use …
of use to God, and maybe not to our worldly ways of evaluating things.
The realities of our daily lives are challenging to say the least, just to survive
pulled and pushed and cajoled and seduced by temptations to trust not in God’s good graces, but rather in our own efforts to secure life for ourselves.
Thank heaves we have visions
of God walking with us,
working for us,
completing some of the Promises God makes each day,
also this day.