Negative space. It’s the shading in a painting or the rest in a piece of music. God created negative space when he created light. Light causes shadows. Absence of light is darkness.
If Gods story and the life a Jesus is a piece of music then we are in the rest space, the negative space. There was a chord struck when he was born, one when was baptized, another when he was crucified and the largest and loudest when he rose from the grave, the last when he ascended into heaven.
We now watch and wait for that next chord, the chord that will roll back the heavens and reveal what he has been preparing for us. We will see him.
There has been much happening in this negative space. He has used the music to gather those who will believe in him and receive his gift of salvation. The reverberations of his death resurrection and ascension reverberate and those of us who have heard the song, now wait, poised to join in the music.