MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY
“To see God is to sail to the horizon: when you arrive, the horizon is as far in front as ever; but you have gained a new consciousness of infinitude.” Expositor Bible
“And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.” Ex. 24:10,11
How precious it is when the saints see God! Yes, He is all around! This Exodus story is a foretaste of our communion with God. We see God when we drink his blood and eat his flesh among a list of things. These very same elders that saw God were terrified of him when they saw the law and the fire. Christ fulfilled the law but do we approach him or do run in terror when we feel the fire? Soon we shall be gathered unto Him at the heavenly table where He makes a ‘feast of fat things and wines on the lees well refined,’ and there shall we sit, for ever beholding His glory, and satisfied with the provisions of His house. Have you sailed the horizons of late? Sometimes we get up too earthy, caught up in so many entanglements. Just think to see God! Ask him to interrupt you today!
Spurgeon gives us a good rebuking when he says; “Keep the great gates of your soul always open, expecting your Lord to come. It is idle to talk about looking for his coming if we never set our house in order, and never put ourselves in readiness for his reception. Looking for him means that you stand in a waiting attitude, as a servant who expects his master to be at the door presently. Do not say, “The Lord will not yet come, and therefore I shall make my plans irrespective of him for the next twenty or thirty years.” You may not be here in the next twenty or thirty minutes, or, if you are, your Lord may be here also. He cometh; he is on the road; he started long ago, and he sent on a herald before him to cry, “Behold, I come quickly.” He has been coming quickly over the mountains of division ever since; and he must be here soon. If you look for his appearing you will be found in an attitude of one who waits and watches, that when his Lord cometh he may meet him with joy. Christ is coming, Christ is coming, I must not be rooted to the world. Are you thus expecting him? I am afraid I shall only be speaking the truth, if I say that very few Christians are in the highest sense waiting for the appearing of the Lord.”
Infinitude is awaiting you!