THE PERFECT DAY
Is. 60:19-20 “The sun shall no longer be your light by day,
Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you;
But the LORD will be to you an everlasting light,
And your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down,
Nor shall your moon withdraw itself;
For the LORD will be your everlasting light,
And the days of your mourning shall be ended.
Have you ever experienced a perfect day? What would that look like to you? Would it be a day of solitude or a day spent with friends? Maybe it would be a long anticipated vacation day or maybe even Christmas day. For some it may just be a day spent home from work in bed. For Christians, there is an eternal day that will soon dawn in our lives. That will be the day that has no tomorrows, the day with no sunset. It is the day the prophets called the day of the Lord. What is it about that day that will make it special ? Will it be just the length of the day or will it be the golden streets or will it be our companions on that great day? All of those things are part of it but what makes the eternal day different from all others is quite interesting. Listen carefully to these words of Jonathan Edwards.
“The redeemed have all their objective good in God. God himself is the great good which they are brought to the possession and enjoyment of by redemption, He is the highest good, and the sum of all that good which Christ purchased. God is the inheritance of the saints; he is the portion of their souls. God is their wealth and treasure, their food, their Life, their dwelling- place, their ornament and diadem, and their everlasting honor and glory. They have none in heaven but God; he is the great good which the redeemed are received to at death, and which they are to rise to at the end of the world. The Lord God is the light of the heavenly Jerusalem; and is the “river of the water of life ” that runs, and “the tree of life that grows, in the midst of the paradise of God.” The glorious excellencies and beauty of God will be what will for ever entertain the minds of the saints, and the love of God will be their everlasting feast. The redeemed will indeed enjoy other things; they will enjoy the angels, and will enjoy one another; but that which they shall enjoy in the angels, or each other, or in any thing else whatsoever that will yield them delight and happiness, will be what shall be seen of God in them.”
Maybe you have been slightly let down after a long anticipated day arrives. Let me assure you, the coming day of the Lord will not leave anyone disappointed. It will be terrifying to some, but to the redeemed, it will be joy unspeakable. As you start another day, allow yourself some time to reflect on the coming eternal day, that is the day your heart is longing for.