I’ve got it wrong. Al Jolson, in what’s called the first ‘talkie’ movie, ‘The Jazz Singer’, actually says ‘You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!’. But Job takes that a step further. Yes, what we hear, but also what we see of God’s creation. In Job 26, he responds to one of his friends, Bildad, who argues that humans are as rotten as can be. ‘Maggots’ and ‘worms’, says Bildad (Job 25). However, Job lifts high the character of creator God, who alone can make sinful man righteous. No longer left as Bildad’s scum.
Considering all of creation’s marvels, can you not sense the mastery of God? My pea-brain only scratches the surface, and that’s on a clear day. How does He do what He does? How would I know? Or you? We’re not God.
But we are made in His image. Created…for His glory and purposes. Nevertheless, our life-experiences are hardly worth talking about in the grand scheme of things. We’re only a whisper, a fog which quickly dissipates. Here today, gone tomorrow. A small cog in a big wheel. You get the point!
Imagine what heaven will be like when the blinders are taken off and we can see way beyond earth’s edges. For those who think that we’ll only be playing harps while floating on clouds, I’ve got news for you. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
Listen to Job, not Jolson–‘And these are but the outer fringes of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who can understand the thunder of his power?’ (Job 26:14). See what I mean? If the here-and-now reveals only the ‘outer fringes of his works’, what will heaven unearth?
Why, of course, Eden restored. Paradise revealed, forever and eternal. Takes that long… and then some… to comprehend all that Jesus will make plain to us. Show and Tell… without end!
Thank you, Jesus, for vistas without limit. Amen.