Caught between the majesty of the night’s moon and the beauty of the sunrise, I slowed my car and thought for a moment of trying to capture the event on film. It would take at least three careful clicks of the camera. What I would capture, however, couldn’t begin to do justice to this incredible moment. I decided not to stop. While some of the picture might be magnificent, this was a moment to be remembered in its richness, not abridged in a two dimensional snapshot that could not do justice to the Creator's wondrous work on the canvas of our world.
I chose instead, to ponder the wonder of God’s love for us. The God of all eternity — who spoke and made our wondrous universe and who paints each sunrise — is accessible and attentive to me. Unbelievable! I slid in Chris Rice’s wonderful song, “And Your Praise Goes On” and enjoyed a few moments of glorious praise — the praise of my heart, the praise of Chris Rice's song, and the stereo praise of the morning.
Then it hit me again. God has given us a gift to help us share his horizon. The Lord’s Supper joins us in all three dimensions: we remember Jesus’ death for us at Calvary, we discern his Body present with us as we share the Supper with others, and we anticipate his triumphant return all in the same Supper. (1 Corinthians 11:24-29) We see the moon setting, the sun rising and also live in the space between with Jesus as our Lord! For a moment, we get to step outside our shallow view of time and walk with God on his horizon. As we do, we get to anticipate that horizon one day being our own!
May his glory, his comfort, his grace, and his children’s praise, go on and on!