A couple of years ago our family went out to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons and I was completely overwhelmed by the glory of God that was so visible there. His beauty and majesty... His power... All I could think of was David's words in Psalm 8:3-4, "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that You are even mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him?" God's compassion and love, side by side with His glory... It took my breath away!
Well that's how I felt as we continued our study in Revelation last week, Chapter 1:9-20...
In these verses Jesus is unveiled in a magnificent display of glory... As our High Priest, in His robe and golden sash, tending to His beloved church, represented by the seven golden lampstands. We see Him as the Divine Son of God...God Himself, the Ancient of Days... His eyes were blazing like fire... penetrating to the depths of our souls... Feet like bronze as He marches in judgment against those who would harm His beloved bride, the church... His glory shining like the sun in all of its brilliance... It is breath-taking... awe inspiring...
But there is this moment, when John is so overwhelmed by the vision of Jesus that he falls at His feet as though dead and Jesus reaches down and touches Him and tells him not to be afraid... The hands that touched the leper and healed him...the hands that put mud on the eyes of the blind man so he could see... the One who spit on His own hands and healed the deaf... Jesus, just revealed in all of His glory and power, reached out and touched John and reassured him. What an absolutely breath-taking vision of Jesus, one that we need to take with us wherever we go...
When we are afraid...Jesus reaches out and touches our hearts and whispers, "Do not be afraid." When we are suffering, He reminds us,"I am with you." When the world seems to be falling apart, He assures us, "I will never leave you or forsake you."
Our God of glory loves us beyond our wildest imagination. He is bigger than anything we can imagine...but He is more loving than we could ever hope for... I think the more I understand the vastness, the greatness, the glory of our Most High God...the more overwhelmed I become at the thought of His love and grace... Like David, my heart wonders in gratitude... "What is man that you are even mindful of him? The son of man that you care for him?"
Who am I?
That's easy... First, I am a daughter of the KING (That's what the Bible tells me! I LOVE saying that!!) My faith is central to everything I do, but it's a about a relationship, not a set of rules!
I am also WIFE to my most amazing husband for 24 years!
I am MOM to 4 fantastic children!
And after all that, I am founder/owner/designer of Designing For Hope (jewelry for a purpose)... My business that makes my mission trips to Swaziland, in Africa, possible!
So far I've been 7 times... I go to visit the part of my heart that stays behind with the people I've grown to love.