The morning is overcast with clouds and bitter cold. While driving my eye caught something unusual happening near a telephone pole. I have written about telephone poles before.
They represent the Via Delarosa, the road of suffering of Mankind. Embedded in the telephone pole is the Cross of Christ. Crosses line the roads of the earth carrying the means of communication for the entire world. A tool created by men so they can communicate with each other.
Yet they cannot see the symbolism of the one who came to communicate the Good News to each of them right before their eyes. The Cross belongs to Jesus who came to bear their crosses, if only people would turn, and see HIM, then Believe and be healed.
His Cross-is everywhere yet He continues to be ignored and overlooked throughout the generations of mankind.
What caught my eye this morning was one Telephone Pole in particular. I slowed the car down and pulled over to the side of the road and watched for 10 minutes in amazement as hundreds of birds flocked to both sides of the Pole and took their places next to each other on the telephone wires.
There is a Jewish myth regarding birds congregating on the telephone wires on both sides of the Pole. It means the birds have been invited to a wedding.
But that moment in time painted a different picture to my mind and heart. What I saw was Christ the Bridegroom standing in the middle of His Bride…His Church.
Each bird represented one believer in Christ as one after another they took their place saved for them from eternity past on either side of HIS Cross.
I could not help but wonder how many hours, how many days were left before the last person called forth from the mind of God would accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and bring the end of time as we know it.
With that one last believer, Christ would come again and reclaim what is HIS bringing both the end and a new beginning at the same time. It gave me comfort on the ride to church to know that the day was almost here. That shadows would soon disappear forever as Christ brings the Dawn of Eternity with HIM.