Tuesday, October 5, 1999

The Glory of God

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night."
(Genesis 1:1-5)

For those of you who speak with me frequently, you know my 4 weeks in Canada have worn me down. I was sick for 2 of the 4 weeks, I had endless trouble getting across the border, the weather was wintery, the Mets were collapsing, there was no ESPN, etc etc. But the Monday morning of 9/27 was different. I decided to give my body a chance to regroup and flew in Monday morning as opposed to late Sunday night. Unlike the week before when it was cold, wet, and rainy the entire week, Monday was a warm, sunny, and beautiful day. As I got in the rental car and made the 2 hour drive north from the airport to the account, for the first time of my life, I really took notice of the colors of the leaves. Sure I've noticed the color change before, but I never really stopped to think about just how majestic the view actually was.

As I was putting together the Genesis verses Sunday night, the words that stood out were "And God saw that it was good" and "And it was so." Monday morning those words really hit home as I basked in the power and love in the God that I serve. I began to think about heaven and about what "eye has not seen nor ear heard what God has in store for those that love Him." Could God really top the majestic beauty I was seeing before my very eyes?

I long to witness the answer to that question when my short time on this earth has come and gone. I long to be in the presence of the one who "gathered the waters", "created man in his own image" and said "let there be light." One day I'll stand in judgment before Him, the God of all creation, and with His Son as my attorney, my eyes and ears will finally behold what they've been deprived of all these years.