Friday, January 21, 2011

"Through a Glass, Darkly"

    We often reference the truth of God's all pervasive involvement in the lives of born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The hairs of our heads are numbered, all things being worked together for good, and "in Him we live and move and have our being" in Him (Matthew 10:30; Romans 8:28; Acts 17:28).  The Lord Jesus Christ is both the center and circumference of our existence, and we will live no moment in time and eternity apart from the fact of God.
    This does not mean, however, that we know and understand how all things are being coordinated for our Lord's glory and our benefit.  We presently "see through a glass, darkly" (I Corinthians 13:12).  Attempting to figure out what God is going, and how He is working can lead to a spiritual distraction and deception that hinders the sound mind characterizing genuine Christian godliness.  Indeed, that breeze rustling the treetops may be the Spirit's moving.  Overmuch thought and pondering of what the wind and leaves are telling us, however, may result in our minds being deterred from the holiness to God that beckons us in this very moment.
    It is enough to know that God is presently providing, protecting, leading, enabling, and administering the dynamic presence of the Lord Jesus in our lives.  What He is doing and how He is doing it is only necessary when our Heavenly Father provides clear illumination upon the nature of His involvement.  The lights of the runway shine only when we are landing.  Otherwise, we make our journey in the darkness that provides backdrop for our focus on the bright light revealing the perfectly faithful heart of our perfectly faithful God.
"The light shineth in darkness."
(John 1:5)

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