Michael and Grace went to visit the world-famous Le Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France on a bit of a honeymoon last weekend. Michael says you can see the city from about 10 miles away. Isn’t it spectacular?
But, did you know there is a corresponding tidal island called Saint Michael’s Mount in England, just across the English Channel? Several years ago when Alan and I were visiting England with Kathy and Daniel, we “just happened” to stay at a little hotel across from this lovely island. At the time, we had no clue what the name of the island was…
or that in the morning as the tide went out, an ancient stone road would emerge! By the time we had to check out of our room, we could walk over to the island on dry ground and explore. It seemed “just like magic” to me!
St. Michael’s Mount makes me think of the passage in John 14, where Jesus says he’s going to heaven to prepare a place for us to live. With our spirit’s eye, we can envision this beautiful “castle in the sky” way off in the distance (much more than 10 miles!) and think how wonderful it must be…but how impossible to reach. Thankfully, through faith in Christ, when the new day breaks after the dark night of our death, we will see an ancient stone road appear just like magic so that we can cross over easily! How?
“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me’.” (John 14:6)