Words from the Heart for Wednesday February 19th, 2020
For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.
1 Corinthians 13:9-10 (NIV)
When Completeness Comes
Nunavut is the newest political entity in Canada and covers a vast territory in Canada’s far north. Created in 1999 out of the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut encompasses the traditional lands of the Inuit, the indigenous peoples of Arctic Canada; its name means “Our Land” in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit. The capital is Iqaluit, at the head of Frobisher Bay on southern Baffin Island. The establishment of Nunavut has brought Canada to its current completeness.
Human beings are the only created beings that have an awareness of eternity. There is a sense in our spirits that while we live within the boundary of time, this is not what we were made for. The world that the Lord God has created is beautiful, and often takes our breath away with its grandeur, but it suffers from the sinful nature that was unleashed on it in the Garden of Eden. Human relationships bring us great blessing and joy, but can also be the source of pain and grief. The heart of the Gospel is the call for God’s people to be salt and light in this world, with a view to eternity. And so we stand on the promises of God’s Word, like in 1 Corinthians 13:9-10: “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.” It is sometimes in the little phrases of the Bible that we find the most profound truth. There is coming a day when God will complete His work of redemption, and all that has suffered by sin will be brought back to wholeness. Including us.
These have been words from the heart.