“For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12: 18-34 (ESV)
What a contrast: Life without Christ’s provision versus life with Christ’s provision. What a privilege! What an incredible love and provision He has provided to us! How reassuring to know that we can now not only approach so perfect a God, but also know that Jesus has made us perfect in the eyes of God!!! Can you imagine what He has in store for—-the joint heirs of His Beloved Son?!! One day we will stand before God and behold Him and we won’t be able to contain our excitement!
As the Psalmist says,…” we were like those who dreamed! Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them. ”The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” (Psalm 126:1-3)
Because of God’s love and His Son’s obedience to offer Himself as reconciliation, we have a peace and joy and laughter in our hearts that those outside Christ simply can’t comprehend. Oh the joy of knowing that He has called me His own and that I have nothing, absolutely nothing, to fear now—-or when I close my eyes for the last time.
Do you have the same laughter in your soul and the same anticipation in your imagination?