Thursday, August 13, 2020
QUARANTINED IN DARKNESS - WITHOUT REVELATION
The Bible starts with two opposites:
God and Nothingness .
We find there a God greater than Emptiness,
a God Who creates Substance and Light.
There is a parallel here to the work of God in the lives of His own.
The New Creation has its reflection in the Old Creation.
But while the Old physical creation was gloriously completed,
with the sole utterance of God's command.
the spiritual creation is a joint work,
where man's will collaborates with God.
Sadly, so many times the New creation does not reach completion.
So where are lives stagnated ...quarantined?
I think I know where...
it is in the second verse of the Bible.
It is in that period of waiting before God moved again -
that time when the earth was "without form and void, and darkness was..."
that time of waiting -
that place where nothing changes.
that place where God's New Creation is not complete.
It is a place where all is 'without form.'
The "shape" of purpose is absent,
The blueprint for the future is as yet unseen.
There is a 'void'.
There are no elements to build upon.
There is 'darkness' which man alone cannot penetrate.
There is no creation to be had - because there is no vision of a creation..
Here we find the Pain of lives stranded in that emptiness, unformed.
Lives without substance or meaning.
lives which add nothing to the kingdom of God.
But God spoke ...and there was Light.
Is there any way of showing the impact of light in darkness?
God's Light - "like the light of a million mornings."
It is the heart longing of the Children of Light -
the sons of the God Who is the True Light.
It is the revelation of a realm unknown -
a place where nothing is covered and hidden.
A freedom which bursts with Life.
A place which is limitless because Light is limitless.
This is the Purpose of God's creation for His creatures -
formed of the dust but bearing His likeness;
a world without limits,
a Life beyond all our measures.
It is the place where we are Satisfied,
because we begin to find the completeness of God's creation,
in every tiniest part of our existence.