Friday, December 20, 2019

"Everlasting Light"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"Everlasting Light"

    We often tell our children and grandchildren about the days when information was much harder to come by than it is now.  Before the 1990s, if one wished to learn something about an unknown subject, a visit to the library might be planned.  Once there, a catalogue composed of thousands of paper cards directed the seeker to the section of the library where a book or article might provide the information desired.  The process was far from efficient, and often by the time one had opportunity for a trip to the library, the subject had passed from interest or attention.

    These days, of course, the push of a computer button opens a world of information on the Internet, often to the degree it can be difficult to sift through the material available about whoever subject we consider.  "Knowledge shall be increased" declares the book of Daniel regarding the last days (Daniel 12:4).  Many people now access the Internet by phones constantly at hand, making information available 24/7.  Of course, we must be careful to use discretion regarding the information offered, since both facts and falsehoods fill the Internet regarding every subject.  

    The knowledge available to us these days seems infinite.  Actually, however, it is not.  As vast as the human storehouse of information may be, if one had enough time and opportunity, he could reach the end of the data possessed by humanity.  We are finite creatures "fearfully and wonderfully made," but nevertheless limited by the truth that we are not gods (Psalm 139:14).  "Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know how frail I am" (Psalm 39:4).  The most diligent seeker of human knowledge reaches a point where he can go no further.  Conversely, a repository of knowledge, information, and truth exists that has no end.  "His understanding is infinite… Thy Word is truth" (Psalm 147:5; John 17:17).  In God and His Word, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ possess an infinite storehouse of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.  "The Lord shall be thine everlasting light" (Isaiah 60:20).

   Far more than the capacity of a smartphone, believers carry within our hearts the essence of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom in the Person of the indwelling Holy Spirit.  "But when the Comforter, whom the Father will send in My name, is come, He shall teach you all things" (John 14:26).  His truth illuminates all who maintain awareness of our need for God's light, whether it be a new insight, or the enhancing of already accessed truth for which we require greater assimilation and application.  The Internet can be a wonderful tool for which modern believers do well to give thanks.  The Indwelling, however, provides a far more blessed repository of truth, eternal and infinite in its scope and measure.  God Himself, dwelling within our spirits by the Holy Spirit, promises to illuminate, motivate, and empower a life lived in the everlasting light of His Word and the life of His Son…

"Call unto Me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not."
(Jeremiah 33:3)
"Christ shall give thee light."
(Ephesians 5:14)

Weekly Memory Verse
  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name.  Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
(Psalm 29:2)



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