Heaven Came Down! Part 6

Here Comes the Sun!

Do you ever have difficulty focusing? 


According to the scientific journal, American Scientist, there has been an enormous increase in the peak power of lasers over the past 70 years. The peak power attainable in a laser pulse has increased by roughly a factor of 1000 every ten years. That’s 1000X every ten years.  


The power of lasers has always been in existence, but the invention of it, or more accurately, the realization of it and how it works occurred about 70 years ago. The power of lasers has added value in multiple arenas of life including manufacturing, production and medicine. Once again, the value of laser pulses has always existed, but the added value of it in our lives began to be realized once it was discovered and developed. 


With that in mind, consider the following passage from Ephesian 3:17-19: 


That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.  


The apostle Paul is not enlightening us to something new and novel. Just like the power of the laser pulse, the power of Christ’s love toward us has always existed. He is praying that we would comprehend it, understand it and apply it to our lives. The realization of the surpassing knowledge of the love of Christ toward you who believe is a life-transforming realization.  


In a similar way, Paul prays … that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. See Ephesians 1:15-23 


As a ten-year-old on a sunny summer day, all I needed to entertain myself was the sun, a magnifying glass and a blade of grass. By adjusting the magnifying glass to create a laser of light landing upon a blade of grass, I could watch in amazement as the blade of grass burned and disintegrated before my eyes. The ability to produce a sharp, bright beam of light and harness the power of the sun upon an innocent piece of grass amazes students to this day. 


The sun is our heavenly Father; the magnifying glass is God’s Word and the blade of grass is my heart. In your Christian life, you walk under the sunshine of God’s being every moment of the day. He is always there, always working and always loving, regardless of whether you realize it or not. But what if you discovered the magnifying glass and focused the power of the sun upon your heart … daily! 


For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12. 


Have you discovered the power of God in your life? Mankind has always walked through life with the sun shining upon them. The apostle Paul is praying that his readers wouldn’t just exist under the general sunshine of God’s power and love, but that they would know it and comprehend it. Jesus said, the essence of eternal life is to KNOW God, John 17.3. Do you know of Him or do you know Him? 


Where does such knowledge and comprehension exist? 


Get out your magnifying glass (God’s Word) and adjust it toward the sun and receive the laser-like realization of who God is, the work of His power and the depth of His love. The magnifying glass will do the work; you just need to place it in your hands and allow the power of His Spirit to light up your soul. 


Perhaps with this understanding, the following verse will mean more to you than ever before: 


But we all, with an unveiled face (those of us who believe and God has opened our eyes to Him), beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, (viewing God through the magnifying glass of His Word), are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, (viewing God through the magnifying glass of His word will transform our lives), just as from the Lord the Spirit, (the Spirit of God uses the Word of God to make us like Jesus). 2 Corinthians 3:18. 


Father, heaven has come down upon us and we so often don’t ever realize it. Open up our hearts to know You and realize the power of Your Spirit and the blessings of Your love for us. May we pick up Your Word and allow Your Spirit to shine Your love into our hearts. How can we ever know you as we should unless we humble ourselves before you, seek Your face and receive what You have for us.