One definition for the word closure, and the one we are using in the name of our ministry is: “a feeling that an emotional or traumatic experience has been resolved.”
When we are delayed in our plans, we long for closure. When we are disappointed in our expectations, we long for closure. When we are exiled from those we long to be with, we long for closure. When we are grieved because our friends or loved ones work at cross purposes with us or don’t understand our needs, we long for closure. We long for sympathy. We long for someone to do something to relieve us. When we are hurting we long for closure!
Jesus is experiencing all of the above because of our selfish preoccupations with our sin, our “other lovers”. We don’t see Him. If we could look with sanctified vision into the Most Holy Place above and see that He is yet dealing with our sin–all this in the face of having done so much to enable us to be overcomers! What would we see? If we could listen to Him right now, suffering long because of our indulgences, what would we hear? I’ll tell you what we would hear: Jeremiah’s tears tell us: 10:19-20 “Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it. My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they [are] not: [there is] none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.”
And what would we see? “Those who think of the result of hastening or hindering the gospel think of it in relation to themselves and to the world. Few think of its relation to God. Few give thought to the suffering that sin has caused our Creator. All heaven suffered in Christ’s agony; but that suffering did not begin or end with His manifestation in humanity. The cross is a revelation to our dull senses of the pain that, from its very inception, sin has brought to the heart of God. Every departure from the right, every deed of cruelty, every failure of humanity to reach His ideal, brings grief to Him.” Ed 262
What would we feel if we were there with Him–seeing and hearing Him now? Would our hearts be as calloused as they are right now? Would we weep with Him or walk away? Would we express sympathy for the Savior? Would we strive to bring relief to Him?
We seek Closure for Jesus. Won’t you join us?
2 Peter 3:12 “…hastening the Day!…”