The sky’s ablaze with fire, and even from this side of the trees I’m breathless, captivated by the orb of falling rainbow light.
The fiery descent is stunning, but I still wish I was viewing it unobstructed. Then I wonder why I must always long for more when this present view delights and inspires just as it is.
I’ve experienced this before, the seeming juxtaposition of delighted wonder and fierce longing for more. Indeed, I’ve felt it most when looking on another Fire, an all consuming One. A glimpse of Him (though through darkened glass with earthly eyes) and I’m captivated, changed; yet I still yearn to bask in the fullness of His glory, to see Him unobstructed. I realize it’s no betrayal to long for more when there really is more.
And while here a tree may block glory from full view, I’m remembering that it was a Man on a tree that made Fire’s glory light eternally accessible to me.
“For now we see through a glass darkly; then face to face…” I Cor. 13:12