The Heaven And Earth Connection

21 Jul

The Heaven And Earth Connection…

We stood at the bottom of an empty cistern. I had asked Grandfather to show me, as I had never seen one before. We were now ready to leave.

Look, he said, that is our only hope. He was pointing at the ladder, the same ladder we had climbed down to get where we were. Without the ladder, he said, we’d be stuck here at the bottom and what if it only went halfway up to the top?

Feeling I was about to learn a lesson in life I responded, if it didn’t reach the top it wouldn’t do us any good.

Well, what if it statrted at the top and only reached halfway down?

If it didn’t reach the bottom, it wouldn’t do us any good either, we would be stuck here either way.

Then, he said, what about getting into heaven? How high is heaven above the earth? How great is the distance that separates man from God, and sin from the Most Holy? How long would that ladder have to be…to get you into heaven?

I thought for a minute, then said as high and as long as the distance that separates man from God, a ladder between heaven and earth.

It was that ladder that Jacob saw in his dream, a ladder from heaven to earth. It was the shadow of Jesus, that which joins heaven to earth, and God to man. It can only work if the ladder touches both ends, the highest height with the lowest depth. So the Most High had to descend to the most low of depths so that those in the lowest depths could ascend to the highest heights. The Most Heavenly had to become earthly so those who were earthly could become heavenly. And the Most Holy had to join Himself to the most unholy, the Holy One joined to the lowest of sins, the Most Sacred to the most profane… so God descended to the deepest depths of darkness, to the lowest rung of degradation and judgement.

I said to the bottom of Jacobs ladder, that which joins earth to heaven…

Therefore, Grandfather added, no matter how low you find yourself, no matter how lost you are, no matter how sinful, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far from God you are… no matter how deep the pit you find yourself in…look for the ladder…and it will be there to take you out. The ladder will be there with one end touching the bottom of your lowest depths, and the other end reaching the Most High.

He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” John 1:51

Wherever you are there is a ladder connecting you to the Most High. Find the first rung of heaven’s ladder and take it.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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