The moon will be as bright as the sun, and the sun will be seven times brighter—like the light of seven days in one! So it will be when the LORD begins to heal his people and cure the wounds he gave them.
~Isaiah 30:26, NLT
“I have a great need for Christ and a great Christ for my need.”
I’m reading through Isaiah in the REB and when I came across verse 26 I began wondering what on earth Isaiah was talking about. The verse has a prophetic ring or tone but what does it mean? Will it be a catastrophic phenomenon where the sun actually becomes seven times brighter. Would such an occurrence not melt the earth? Then I read Matthew Henry’s commentary and it made perfect sense. The number SEVEN in Hebrew is the sacred number or the number ascribed to God; it is a synonym for perfection. The BRIGHT LIGHT, the PERFECT LIGHT that Isaiah is talking about is JESUS. Isaiah 30 pertains to the darkness of war and the oppression that the Israelites will suffer under the tyrannical hands of Assyria but Isaiah makes the Israelites this promise…There is a brighter day coming!
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13… Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. I work zigsaw puzzles at Christmas and for the last couple of years on into January. I am currently working a 1,000 piece puzzle of four bears surrounded by a forest and a moon lit lake. I start with the vivid colors which is this case of the moon light over the lake. The picture on the box is very important but it does not reveal the finer details. Last night I discovered a eagle perched in a tree by the lake. When I got this section complete, there sit the majestic bird as pretty as you please. Why did I not see the bird before? I grabbed the box and reexamined the picture; it was difficult but I found the bird in the picture but it was very dim and had I not seen it in the puzzle, I would never have seen it. Life is a zigsaw puzzle, over time we will see things more clearly and one day when the last piece is fitted in, we will see the entire picture. We will have perfect knowledge.
I am tired, exhausted; I had a monster day and I am whipped. I posted the blog on Sunday night and I may take Monday as a Sabbath. I can tell a good time to visit, during the storms. There was no traffic Saturday as I visited the nursing homes and hospitals. Lou was not feeling good Saturday. I want you all to pray for Lou Hayes. She was not herself.
Our Small Group at the Waddell’s went great: looking forward to the next session. I hope you have a great day and a great week. Pray for President Trump.