The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Recently, Parris and I were driving across the Causeway bridge just about sunset. As we looked across Lake Ponchartrain to the west we saw an incredible display of God’s artistry in a brilliant display of color. Looking back towards the east, you could see the rising full moon. It was quite a moment watching God’s handiwork all around us. As the sun sank below the horizon, the colors began to fade into darkness. At the same time the moon began to come alive as its moonbeams began to reflect off of the calm waters of the lake, absolutely stunning. As the direct rays of the sun were blocked from our view, the moon began to dazzle us with reflected glory. As you well know, the moon has no light of it’s own, it can only reflect back to us the incredible glory of the sun.
The rest of the trip home we thought about the dazzling display we had just witnessed, it was as if the Lord was calling out for us to stop and take notice of His incredible creativity.
As I was praying the next morning I found my thoughts returning to the display of light that I had witnessed the night before. Suddenly I remembered today’s verse of scripture, “the night is far spent, the day is at hand”. I felt the Lord was telling me that what I witnessed the night before was beautiful, but that event was about more than just beauty. The Lord was speaking a message to my heart. The sun represented the closing moments of this age, the gospel age is almost over, there is not much time left. the moon represented His church, we display the reflected glory of the Lord to this perishing world.
The Lord also reminded me of this passage from the prophet Isaiah. Is. 60:1-2 “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” This is what that experience was about on that drive across the lake. The Lord was making an unmistakeable proclamation, He was crying out through creation, “There is not much time left in this age. My coming is imminent. The world is growing darker by the moment but my Glory is increasing in my church. Bask in my radiation and as you do, you will shine with my reflected Glory to the lost world all around you”.
David said that creation is speaking constantly.
Psa. 19:1-2 ¶ The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
I am trying to listen to the Lord, it seems as if His voice is speaking louder as the Great Day draws near. Watch and listen today, maybe He will put on another display just for you.