Finally, we crossed the ferry and started on to the other side. Kind of reminded me of Jesus’ conversation with the disciples when he told them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”- Only that this time, there was no storm hitting hard neither were there scared disciples screaming for help in the face of turmoil. It was a smooth sail! Anyways, as I just about start to enjoy the atmosphere of this far away coast, the human activity and hustle and bustle that had been, by now, a memory of more than 8 hours ago, hit me again. It’s the life of Likoni and I just can’t run away from it. Here we are, driving through the busy streets and this time, the horizon is almost blocked! Too many people on the streets with too many Tuk-tuks. I am a bit digressed but then I catch a glimpse of the beauty of the horizon again; it is the sight of the calling beach as we enter the shores of Diani beach.
For me, the joy of the horizon was to see the waves of the ocean tower and the bliss of standing on the shores, with the now dying waves beating against my legs… Oh, how refreshing. And as I stood early in the morning, looking over the ocean as the sun rose, I couldn’t help but remember the likes of Vasco Dagama, Ludwig Kraph, John Rebman and others who sailed in through the ocean. They must have had greater hope in the promises lying beyond their horizons that the fears of the ocean seemed like nothing! Well, they crossed their horizons and came to the shores, onto the land and in those days, there was only more desire to venture in to the main land… The palm trees, the wild life, the sounds of indigenous birds chirping…all these were promises of the horizons they saw back in their countries.
What is the point? The Horizon is as unknown as the Sovereignty of our God. His purposes, once seen in the distance, give us more hope and reason to push forward with the promise of something more than what we see. Much more, we see in part as the horizon promises more and more than what our eyes can fully grasp! Isn’t this the promise of eternity, which Paul talks about? That now we see in part but then we shall fully see? The promise of life in Christ is such that, when he opens our eyes to see a little bit of what he has in store, it ignites a passion to run harder after Him since the promise in him is beyond our ultimate comprehension! This leaves me thinking of this Horizon after my life is past; when I will be with God in eternal glories! Call me again, O voice above, beyond the visible horizons of this life. For they do not satisfy me, these short-lived joys of life! Open up horizon and show me again your amazing glories.
To be continued…