We decide what should be.
Then we plan and purchase, work and worry to make some small portion of our big dream come true.
He decided. He spoke. There WAS light.
Elegant in its simplicity.
Before we barrage heaven with too many needy words, let’s worship His sufficiency.
His capacity to cause us to see and be seen is infinite.
The cost to Him of making us see and causing us to be seen is zero.
The pathway to our receiving the revelation we need seems complex.
The pathway to His revealing the mysteries and resources we need is simple in the extreme.
In His world, there is no such thing as a complex problem.
Cleaving darkness so we can be seen is a relentless battle for us. From the child wanting nurture to the global giant hawking its wares, we screech and squawk hideously, seeking to be heard and maybe seen.
By contrast, putting thick darkness in Egyptian homes and light in Hebrew homes at the same time cost Him nothing.
Lighting the Red Sea passage in one direction while broadcasting darkness in the other direction was a trivial amusement to Him. No great engineering project.
“Father, we proclaim our neediness.
“Our tool kit is pathetic. We lack the truths needed to accomplish the assignments given. We simply cannot get there from here with the wisdom we have in hand.
“Your tool kit is infinite. You did not have to reach deep to find the last few scraps of wisdom to barely finish creating the universe. You have an unmeasurable amount of unused wisdom that You have never deployed in any way.
“We come to You with awe over the immensity of Your over-supply of light.
“Our visibility in community is pathetic. We dream of teamwork at an exquisite level while we struggle to be merely civil with the people we have in hand. In the billions of people on planet earth are a large group of individuals who are a perfect match for our calling and design.
“Finding them is an enduring fantasy with the occasional flicker of reality.
“Yet You know where every one of our community is. And You know how to make us see them and them to see us.
“We worship You today for Your matchless, unlimited essence. You don’t just have light. You don’t just dispense light. You ARE light, and in You is no darkness at all.
“We offer You homage as the Light Maker in our lives. We have none other.”
Copyright January 2014 by Arthur Burk
From the Hub, as the sun sets and shadows creep close