Have you ever seen those little perpetual desk calendars that contain daily inspiration or motivation or entertaination? (Note: I made that last word up.) You know, for 365 days a year, you can flip the calendar over to the next quote, scripture, comic, picture, or other similar nugget, and then, when the year is done and dusted, you start the calendar over again. Well, I’ve seen them. At least I know what I’m talking about.
My parents have a couple of these calendars. Whenever I’m back at their house, I’ll read through a few of the days. Some of the nuggets are great, and some of them aren’t so much. It’s kind of a mixed bag, really. Well, for the past two or three years, I’ve had the mind to write one of these calendars myself. In May of this year, I began this quest in earnest.
Since then, I have been posting a little nugget everyday over on my blog, With Pipe & Pen. These shorter nuggets have evolved into a rotation of scriptures, quotes, book excerpts, movie lines, song lyrics, and something I’ve previously published. I then take that blurb and point to our Lord with it. These shorter nuggets are anywhere from 70 to 170 words long. Not too long, though, as I’m hoping to fit them onto a daily calendar. The plan is to compile all these nuggets into a 365 day desk calendar of my own. I might even make it available to you. We’ll see about that one.
So, dear reader, I present to you IC365. This will be the compilation of a year-long effort to see Christ in the world around me every day. The name has a double meaning: Originally, the IC stands for In Christ. So, it’s really In Christ 365. But the second meaning is a pun: IC (or I see) 365. I See 365 – I see Christ every day. Yep, there’s a glimpse into how my mind works.
Today marks day 163. I’m almost halfway there. If you care to catch up on the previous days, you can find them here. If you want, you can follow either my Facebook page or my Instagram feed for the daily doses. And as an example, here is today’s offering…
IC365 Day 163: All the Heaven
“O my Lord Jesus Christ, if I could be in heaven without Thee, it would be hell; and if I could be in hell, and have Thee still, it would be heaven to me, for Thou are all the heaven I want.” – Samuel Rutherford
How many of us would settle for a heaven without Christ? How many would prefer a hell with Christ? And for how many of us is Christ all we want? Lord Jesus, may we come to that place where You are all the heaven we want.