God's Dream

When our eyes have been blinded by the searing pain of deadly shootings, the heavy burden of poverty's ramifications, and the crippling curse that sin has brought upon humanity—we need a vision. 

Like Martin Luther King Jr. said at a dark, tumultuous time in our nation’s history: 
“We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop…and I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land….'mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.'”
Or when Matisyahu sings over our world full of war and hate violence: 
"Sometimes in my tears I drown, 
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it'll all turn around
All my life I've been waiting for
I've been praying for
For the people to say
That we don't wanna fight no more
They'll be no more wars
And our children will play"

Like when Paul the Apostle writes to a painfully persecuted minority: 
“God chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight… With all wisdom and understanding he made known to us the mystery of his will…—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”

And like when my old friend Zach Vestney sang to hearts worn down by the  ceaseless, gnawing of sin's curse: 
“We will soon be with Him forevermore,
where we can walk with Him on that crystal shore.
And talk with all the of saints of old.
And bow before the mighty throne of God."

One day we are going to see the full revelation of God’s dream. We get glimpses here and there. Prophets remind us from time to time. And the Scriptures stand firm, like a soldier pointing the way to that perfect day when our faith becomes sight. 

Onward Christian soldiers. Keep your eyes on the prize.

This Sunday we will start a series on Ephesians and we'll take a look at God’s dream.