“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour,” William Blake.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom,” Psalm 90:12.
On the road recently, I looked off into the distance and noticed the horizon line. It was a slight silverfish glow. The sky above it blended into various shades of cerulean blue, which faded into darker hues as you looked higher up into the atmosphere.
The entire scene caused me to consider how each of us views the world around us differently. Even as I looked at the scene in the distance and appreciated the beauty of it, someone else may have looked at it through the eyes of despondency. For this person may have just lost a loved one, and the world around them seems bleak, no matter how beautiful the scenery may seem to be.
And yet another person, one who is rising to a place of power, would look upon the scene of beauty with an entirely different view point. This type of person would think that this area of land and all the surrounding place, would belong to him. He wouldn’t consider the beauty, but would just think of it all as part of his vast empire and real estate.
There are also those who have traveled this road countless times before. Every time they see the sunrise, they think to earlier times when their children were younger, and now they have all moved away. The scene is the same, but now it is colored with the web of nostalgia.
Finally, there are those that look upon the distant hills and horizon line, and consider that the land is temporary and that it didn’t last forever. These people look towards the walls of the New Jerusalem.
They gaze upon the stones that are everlasting, whose foundations are created out of the spiritual blocks of eternity. The very horizon line spreads out before them into the distance and their gaze is directed upwards instead.
The azure and pink hues melt together and they form colors not of the earth, not out of the materials found here.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?