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Meditations by John Dean

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Wings of Worship

(1Corinthians 2:9)  But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Over the years when reading this scripture I have tried to imagine some of the things that God has prepared for those who love Him. The fact is, the natural mind is not capable of understanding such things no matter how hard one tries. Even when exercising one’s imagination to the limits, they usually end up only personifying the best of something natural which is not even close to what God has in mind.

One usually gets stuck on the “which God has prepared” part and overlooks the “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man” part. In other words, it is impossible for man to imagine what God has prepared for him…no matter how hard he tries.

I love this scripture because it brings hope to everyone and especially to those who have suffered the pain of this world such as hunger, the poor, the orphan, the lonely, the abused and the rejected. Perhaps it is because of such pain and suffering that God has prepared something for us that is indescribable.

While ministering in central Texas last week I inquired regarding a dear lady I met a few years ago who had passed away. She was commonly referred to as Snooks. She was not only beautiful, but she was a great business woman who stood out among a shrinking breed of true pioneers. Her strength and pioneer spirit also epitomized her faith as a woman who loved the Lord.

She came to a service where I was ministering one time and helped me pray for someone. Snooks was a dear lady.

At her funeral service one of her nieces gave a report of the last forty-eight hours of her life here on earth. Snooks’ body may have been laying on her bed those last two days, but her spirit had already joined the heavenly host praising the Lord around the throne. As a matter of fact the nurses said they had never seen anything like that in their lives. She lay on her bed with one hand in the air praising the Lord continually and looking intently into that heavenly realm while glowing with His presence.

I wonder if somehow in those two days of worshiping the Lord that He gave Snooks a preview of the things that He had prepared for her. On the other hand, maybe what she actually saw and was so excited about was not the things that He had prepared for her, but the overwhelming breathtaking Glory of the Lord.

Father,
Like Snooks, I want to praise my way from this realm to the next. I want to inspire others by my home-going as Snooks did. Father, I am sure those nurses will never be the same after knowing a little pioneer woman called Snooks.

Amen

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