Friday, February 21, 2020

Falling Scales

"There fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith." (Acts 9.18)
What happened to Paul?

First the Light from heaven blinded him,
     and then freed him from Darkness.
He came to a place of Spiritual Sight.

Darkness enchains.
It is a sort of premature death. 

It is a place where there is no here nor there.
     It is a sphere where everything disappears.
          a place where there are no forms nor colors,
               no dimensions of distance or size.
When Paul was set free from darkness he saw all things clearly.
     He saw in the spiritual realm.
          He saw the here and the there.
               He saw the distances and the values.
He saw a New Way of Life opening before him.
He saw that the things in which he had trusted in the past were of no value,
     that all values were to be measured in the heavenly Light.
          that nothing had value apart from that Light.

He saw life as a journey to that world where Light will be known in its fulness.
He saw a world immersed in darkness to which he was sent as a messenger of the Light which had illuminated all his way.

This is all our calling,
     not to a complicated "religion." 
          but to walk in the Light.

And to show forth the power of the Light which God has bestowed upon us.


  1. I've been doing some study of black holes in space lately. They are a fascinating phenomena and are a total void, the complete absence of everything and actually swallow up all matter that comes near it. Light, matter and even time itself doesn't exist there. It seems a natural parallel to the spiritual realm that you describe here. Premature spiritual death is exactly what it is. If we don't place proper value on what's important and fail to put the Kingdom in first place above all earthly endeavors, all of our efforts will be swallowed up by the darkness, in vanity.