Friday, December 2, 2016

To Him Who Inhabited Eternity

When artist and missionary, Lilias Trotter, visited the land of Israel for the first time in March of 1924, she wrote in her journal,
"The first impression of Palestine was of the strangely small scale of everything. But before nightfall one came to realize that this is an intrinsic part – that God wants to show us that nothing is great or small to Him who inhabited eternity in its dimensions of space as well as of time.  It is a pivot land – and pivots are apt to be small things in the eyes of those who do not understand their meaning.” (March 26, 1924)     

A pivot is a central point from which an object turns. The announcement and birth of Christ was a pivotal moment in human history. Everyday people were not expecting it. But the prophets knew. The wise men knew. Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and Zechariah, Anna and Simeon, they all knew. They all knew Someone special was coming, but how could they imagine that He would so alter the path of humans hearts and minds?

Some pivots are gut-wrenching; some bring blessings and joy. With the Spirit of God in us, we have the assurance that each small pivot is known and held in place by a God who sits enthroned, beyond time and space. Who else would secure such a humble earthly beginning for His only Son?

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