Isaiah 54:12 I will make thy windows of agates
Evening… December 13, 2013
The church is the one building that symbolizes a structure build by heavenly power. Designed and inspired by divine guidance. Such a spiritual structure should not be void of light, as the Israelite had lights in their dwellings, for the benefits of those dwelling there. These windows are precious as Agates in ways in which the church be holds her Lord in Heaven and spiritual truth in general. They are to be held in high esteem. Agates were not the most transparent of gems, they are cloudy and misty.
“Our knowledge of that life is small,
Our eye of faith is dim.”
Faith is one of these precious agate windows, but alas! it is often so misty and beclouded, that we see but darkly, and mistake much that we do see. Yet if we cannot gaze through windows of diamonds and know even as we are known, it is a glorious thing to behold the altogether lovely One, even though the glass be hazy as the agate. Experience is another of these dim but precious windows, yielding to us a subdued religious light, in which we see the sufferings of the Man of Sorrows, through our own afflictions. Our weak eyes could not endure windows of transparent glass to let in the Master’s glory, but when they are dimmed with weeping, the beams of the Sun of Righteousness are tempered, and shine through the windows of agate with a soft radiance inexpressibly soothing to tempted souls. Sanctification, as it conforms us to our Lord, is another agate window. Only as we become heavenly can we comprehend heavenly things. The pure in heart see a pure God. Those who are like Jesus see Him as He is. Because we are so little like Him, the window is but agate; because we are somewhat like Him, it is agate. We thank God for what we have, and long for more. When shall we see God and Jesus, and heaven and truth, face to face?