Monday, April 7, 2008


I love the other worldliness of a sunrise--it is just an awesome display of heavenly beauty. Sunday's sermon included an analogy that I liked. It referred to Alice in Wonderland when she looked through the mirror and got this glimpse of another world. She stepped through and experienced this other world and when she came back she was never quite the same. It is similar in our spiritual life. We see these wonderful glimpses into the life of eternity into the spiritual or heavenly world that awaits us for its fullness and these glimpses transform the way we live in this world now. The book of Revelation always does this for me. The glimpses we get of the heavenly scene and the worship there; the majesty of God and Christ the Lamb etc is always a fresh reminder of the fact that I am an alien--a stranger--on this earth---a pilgrim.

Another thing, kind of along this line. My son sent me a quote--I think by Tim Keller--not sure-

-"If the distance between the earth and the sun, 92 million miles, was reduced to the thickness of a sheet of paper, then the distance from the sun to the nearest star would be a stack of paper 73 feet high, and the diameter of the galaxy would be a stack of paper 310 miles high. Yet, the galaxy is nothing but a speck of dust in the whole universe, and the Bible says that Jesus Christ holds this universe together with the word of his power. His pinky, as it were. Is this the kind of person you ask into your life to be your assistant"

I love that quote and it is good to reflect on because we sometime shrink God to a magician or to someone who is there to just fulfill our desires, or our wishes. Instead we need to view him in His awesome power and seek to find our Great Delight in Him Himself. ...I believe Dr. Piper is correct that our purpose is to glorify God BY enjoying him forever. The old catechisms stated it with an "and" instead of a By. I think we most glorify Him when we are most enjoying Him.


  1. What a great post Kim. I know that God has so much more for us in heaven and actually on this earth. We have barely tapped into his Glory and His true desires for us. Thank you for this great devotion and I love the picture! Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog about my recent disappointment too.

    :0) Sharon

  2. He only said: "Let there be..." He spoke all into being. I just loved your post! I feel the same about Revelations.

  3. Oh Kim, gorgeous view...
    The universe - God's creation!
    Revelations - God and His word are the standard in which I interpret reality...yes...I want Him at the helm.

  4. I am also a great lover of sunrises. Beautiful shot. Wonderful thoughts on our glorious Father in Heaven!

    Re your comments - sometimes blogging takes precedence over other things that I should be doing - such a cleaning my house! But it is such fun.

    Thank you so much for remembering so many of my prayer requests! I should ask my DIL to do an update, because things seem to be settling down a bit in Kenya.

  5. Have been thinking on that same thing, about God not being a magician, ever since reading a passage in Tippett's Speaking of Faith, where it discusses God as a god of patience, subtlety, and process. So, He has power, but it won't be hurried or manipulated. No "poof"!

  6. Beautiful post and so true. I loved the quote. Thank you!