Airports Make Me Think

Right now I am sitting in an airport. People are coming, people are leaving. One man who was picked up at the curb was greeted by a family member with a prolonged hug and then there were tears. A minute later, another family member hugged him, followed by more tears. He was flying into a memorial service. One family kids couldn’t sit still, they kept talking about Disneyland. (I am in southern Cal) Their excitement generated three squeals a step. Seeing it, I relived memories and smiled.

One man greeted a woman with a bouquet of flowers, a giant kiss and one of those pick you up and swirl you around hugs you see in a chick flick. (So my wife tells me) Another couple looked like they were going to need a room. One lady was on the cell phone yelling at her ride to hurry, it wasn’t in English but I could tell what she was getting at. Smiles, tears, nervous greetings, passionate hellos, sad embrace, lonely goodbyes and squeals. All in HD (Human Description)

Want to know a secret, there is coming a reunion that will probably not be anything like what I am seeing right now. It is described in the bible as a moment when all is right, all the tears will be wiped from our eyes and one of the most hopeful statements ever uttered will come to pass.

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5

What makes this so amazing to me is found in the verse itself. First, The one who is speaking. The one seated on the throne. This is Christ himself. This is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the beginning and the end! This is not an announcer saying the gold zone is for the immediate loading and unloading of Christians… (I am in an airport) but rather this is MY SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!!!

Second, What he says he is doing. He is making everything new. How amazing is that?

To the arthritic in daily pain. I am making all things new.
To the cancer ridden body. I am making all things new.
To the widow filled with sorrow. I am making all things new.
To the lonely single mother of 3. I am making all things new.
To the anxious dad with a rebellious son. I am making all things new.
To the hurting and betrayed. I am making all things new.
To the hungry and faithful. I am making all things new.
To the mother that carried her child to a grave. I am making all things new.
To you and me right now. I am making all things new.

Finally he says. Write it down. This is the truth. You can count on it. I don’t mind waiting but I sure can’t wait. I think you know what I mean. Off… we go now.

~ by OFF we go now on January 22, 2010.

One Response to “Airports Make Me Think”

  1. This is beautiful, Leonard. Thank you for the encouraging reminder.

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