No More a Dim Reflection

Loving those God who gives us
With both arms open wide
We catch a glimpse in them of Him
Who waits the other side

For now we know so little of
What Heaven will be like
Or those He greatly treasures
And what is precious in His sight

But then – Yes then! We’ll fully know
The One we see in part
No more a dim reflection then
For there we’ll see His heart!

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV

No More a Dim Reflection by Peter Caligiuri
Copyright © 2022 All rights reserved

Jesus Hungered Yet He fed

And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. Matthew 4:2 ESV

Jesus hungered yet he fed
Five thousand with five loaves of bread
He thirsted but He promised all
Living streams for those who call
Yes - Jesus walked and Jesus wept
Jesus rested and He slept
Till His suffering on the cross
Where He paid sin’s awful cost
Now He’s gone to Father’s home
To make a place where we may come
There in Heaven He waits for them
Who by faith will follow Him
And will serve in love till He
Returns so with Him we will be.

Jesus Hungered by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022 all rights reserved

The Longest Christmas Journey – Part 2

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV

After the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the wise men went home to their country, the shepherds to their fields and Mary and Joseph after a time of hiding in Egypt returned to Nazareth. But when their travels were over, the journey of Jesus had just begun. The first leg of His trip had brought Him to our world, but for the next thirty-three years Jesus walked the second leg of His journey on His way to find us. Yes, God allowed Himself to be born as a fragile baby boy, but Bethlehem’s story is only half told if we all we do is walk away from the manger scene with warm fuzzy feelings.

In reality, the path from Bethlehem’s stable to Golgotha’s hill was even farther than the one from heaven to earth. After three years of healing the sick, comforting the outcasts and showing what God’s love was really all about, Jesus was left alone. On the cross He had no one to comfort Him and no one to understand, except His Father in heaven. Then with His final breath He surrendered His life for ours. There, at the cross Jesus finished His journey as He paid for our sins with His blood. In thankful astonishment let’s trust Him with our hearts, so that our journey that began with Christmas will lead us all the way to Heaven’s door!