Threes, Fours, and Thousands
If eternity is discovered in multiples of
threes and the perishing in multiples
of fours, then some things will remain
and others will burn. The triune God
revealed in the one form of Jesus
is the foundation of all that is
unchangeable and built upon
a seven-branched candelabra, the
12 tribes, hope, faith, and love, and
a list too long to name to mention.
If the perishing fours burn out, it
signals the end of plowing, sowing,
planting, and gathering. Then there is
no more budding, growing, shedding
of leaves, and wilting. At last we are
spending our last summer, fall, winter,
and spring on earth–never more to taste
the fruit of these fours? Nevermore to see
the snow, green bud, scarlet leaf, or feel
the sun? And yet the memory of
winter’s death and the lonely walk up
Calvary’s hill will remain always.
Summer’s resurrection loses its
message and strength without winter’s
razor-cold eternal purpose. We are to lift
the cup and break the bread to remember
the Lord’s death until He comes. In heaven
this practice may be obsolete, but we
will remember in new ways. We will
remember. When the fours go and the
threes remain, it will be the thousands
and thousands of days and thousands
who throng before the one throne
on bended knees that will melt
our hearts to give back
to the Lamb the price
of Calvary’s winter walk.
We will remember the fours, sweetly, fleetingly.
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Bonnie, God has given you such a wonderful gift of putting words together!
I never get tired of reading your thoughts as you meditate on Him.