This Life’s dim Windows of the Soul
Distorts the Heavens from Pole to Pole
And leads you to believe a Lie
When you see with, not thro’, the Eye.
When Augustine received word that Rome had been sacked by the Goths he wrote: “You are surprised that the wold is losing its grip? That the world is grown old and full of pressing tribulations? Do not hold on to the old man, the world; do not refuse to regain your youth in Christ, who says to you: The world is passing away, the world is losing its grip, the world is short of breath. Do not fear, thy youth shall be renewed as an eagle.” We live at a time in history when a new breed of Goths and Visigoths are propagating fear and unrest. Their message is written on the page; their terrorism is viewable on the screen, their "Bad Blood" is even fed to us as "entertainment."
Thankfully, there is another message that speaks of the vindication of Christ’s Messianic ministry; namely, his resurrection, ascension, exaltation, session, reign, high priestly office and his return for judgement - these words provide a window into heaven. The door, of course, is Jesus himself.