Vapor trails (also called “Contrails,” short for “condensation trails”) are the traces that a jet aircraft leaves as it crosses the sky. After the plane is gone, you can see its path by the cloud trail it left behind.
Jesus Christ is the vapor trail of God. In saying this I am remembering the Bible verse that says that we humans are but a vapor that appears for a while and then vanishes away. God was in Christ, redeeming the world through that humble life. To those who witnessed the earthly life of Jesus of Nazareth, it seemed a human life – albeit one particularly blessed by God. From the vantage point of having witnessed His resurrection after His crucifixion, the life seemed superhuman. And now with the vantage point of almost 2,000 years later we can see that the life was Divine.
God passed by! Our Creator walked our planet. He lived among us. Oh, the wonder and majesty of God having been in our midst. Blessed be His holy name!
Only after He’s passed – like a vapor trail – can we fully appreciate the grandeur of His passage.
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a group.