Luke 10:20 “Rejoice – because your names are registered in heaven.”
Have you ever learned something new that completely opened a new perspective for you? I like to go to Chapters, or to the Book End in the Scarth Street mall to browse through the magazines. There’s a magazine for everything. There are whole worlds of people with unique hobbies, careers and interests that have magazines, conferences, online forums and support groups. Some I’ve never heard of or even considered before. Check it out: there’s a magazine dedicated to people who dress their dolls in current chic fashions; one dedicated to portable restroom operators; and another dedicated to owners of tiny donkeys; and one just for owners of tiny islands.
Once you start reviewing these magazines you realize there are issues and perspectives about things around us that you never even knew concerned people.
In this week’s key scripture, Jesus was trying to open our eyes and expand our perspective. He told his disciples that he had been in heaven when Satan was cast out in a flash of lightening.
Been there, Done that! – His disciples were so excited by the power they had been given and the impact they were having. But Jesus needed them to have a much bigger perspective. He sees it all. He is there. He’s done that. He grasps the entirety of the spiritual world. Our perspectives are just too limited to grasp the extent of the realm we inhabit. What He wanted his disciples (and us) to grasp is that it’s not the things we achieve in this world that are the source of our enduring, foundation of joy. But it’s the simple fact that – once we have believed in Him and trusted in His salvation – our names are known and celebrated in Heaven.
In a spiritual world so vast we cannot perceive its extent – YOU are known and celebrated!
Luke 2:10 “Don’t be afraid. I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.”
Come. Let’s celebrate with all of Heaven. Stop by on Christmas Eve at 6:30 PM and we’ll celebrate the wonderful perspective that Christ gives us at Christmas.