And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. —Genesis 28:12-13 ESV
Ponder well this Ladder. Another like it, earth never saw. Mark its extent. It unites the worlds of Deity and man. It connects our sin-vile hovels with the abode of the Eternal. Resting on the ground, which our feet defile, it rises and stretches upward, and pierces the skies, and mounts to the very throne of God! As such it pictures Him, who is at once the Highest of the high, and the Lowliest of the lowly—who, while he thinks it not robbery to be Jehovah’s fellow, counts it all joy to be the poor man’s kinsman. It shows Jesus, in the miracle of His person—man, without ceasing to be God—God, without scorning to be man. These are blessed tidings! Hold them fast, as the anchor of all hope—hold them up, as the beacon of all salvation—hold them forth, as realities of grandest significance.
Our Jesus is the mighty God! All that there is in the Godhead of power, and might, and wisdom, and love, and dominion has been His, and must be His forever.
- Eternity is His birth-place.
- Heaven is His home.
- His strength is Omnipotence.
- His arm is Infinity.
- His eye is All-seeing.
- His ear is All-hearing.
- His mind is Omniscience.
- He wills, and it is done.
- He puts on glory for a crown; and the brightness of that diadem is the redemption of souls.
Think forever, and you reach not the threshold of His vastness. Adore forever, and you touch not the skirts of His praises. The SUMMIT of this Ladder is Jesus reigning, the ever living God.