This morning we are between...
Between the sunny days we've been experiencing, and...
Stormy weather headed in our direction.
We spend a lot of time living "between".
Between jobs...between paychecks...getting between squabbling children...
Between today and tomorrow...between work and retirement...between neighbors...between friends.
In fact I suppose we are always between something or other even when we're in the midst of activity.
Part of us is wondering about "what's next" even when we're struggling with "what's happening now".
Of course, the ultimate between is "between Heaven and Earth". And that's where we live. We have physical legs on Earth while our home is in Heaven, as people who have put our trust in Jesus. We need help walking around in this "between" kind of way.
Our Lord has found us "between". Made in His image but marred by sin we were somewhere between where we should have been and where we really were. There was a gap and we needed Him to come in between. And so He came to deal with the thing that had come between us by standing in that gap and taking the rap for us.
Now the "between" space is filled with Jesus and as we look at Him there is no longer a space or a gap. He has filled it and drawn us tight to Heaven's Heart. And that which was between is now a beam to walk across.
So we still live in this "between" kind of way until we are face to face with our Creator...but the beauty is in the One who links us here and now with Heaven's forever. The beauty is in the Between.
1 Timothy 2:4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time