Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Most Holy Place

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
And who told the ocean you can only come this far?
And who showed the moon where to hide till evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testifies
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives
(Nicole Mullins)

We know Our Redeemer lives. What we cannot possibly how full and glorious and complete a life that is. One day we will know it as it will know us. One day we will stand in the presence of His eternally reaching, pulsating, creative life. Then shall we be like Him. We will reach out beyond what can be seen with the most powerful telescope, pulse with the music and rhythm of the heavens and create, even as Christ births in us ideas fresh and splendid and heart-bursting for beauty. Finally to be where beauty comes from.

The furnaces that drive the stars, the vaporous pools of colored gasses drawn out by His brush across the face of the galaxy, eyelashes covered with the frost of distant moons, only the outer chamber after all. God will show us His heart, His love in all its ardent and steadfast reality. The Most Holy Place. We will see and be seen. Beauty revealed and unveiled. LIFE!

Then the Angel showed me Water-of-Life River, crystal bright. It flowed from the Throne of God and the Lamb, right down the middle of the street. The Tree of Life was planted on each side of the River, producing twelve kinds of fruit, a ripe fruit each month. The leaves of the Tree are for healing the nations. Never again will anything be cursed. The Throne of God and of the Lamb is at the center. His servants will offer God service—worshiping, they'll look on his face, mirroring God. Never again will there be any night. No one will need lamplight or sunlight. The shining of God, the Master, is all the light anyone needs. And they will rule with him age after age after age. (Revelation 22:1-5)

Remembering Brent born June 29, 1984. Much loved son of our friend and sister in Christ, Melody Dix. Happy Birthday. Paradise drawing made for Brent 4/30/2007 by Kat LaMantia.

The greatest of these is love...and love remains.


  1. Thank you so much for once again remembering and honoring Brent in such a beautiful way. I planted a pomegranate tree in April in memory of Brent here in my back yard. I was told that it would not bear fruit this first year but I have been pampering it and praying over it and guesw what? I have 6 pomegranates in various states of growth. Love, Mel

  2. That drawing and the story behind it still speak to me on a regular basis. There are some things that God does not hide from us - the ones He knows we will draw comfort from knowing. Brent could tell us a thing or two about where beauty comes from! -KLL