God Breaks Into the Dark


GodReflection: God Breaks In Monday

garyguarujaMy childhood desert town was on the map because of its proximity to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Before “Walkie Talkie” prerecorded tours Park Rangers guided small tour groups through the cave. My initial tour was my first time to feel dark. I mean really feel dark.

dark4At one point deep into the heart of the stalactite cavern we all sat on rock benches as the Park Ranger gave the signal to turn out the lights. The unbroken darkness penetrated every thought and pore. We were blind until a flip of the switch allowed light to break in anew.

My annual circular tour of Scripture brings me back to the Book of Genesis at this time of the year. The book begins with the Song of Creation.

Two thoughts strike me.

First, the song begins with the description of deep black darkness before it abruptly declares, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 

God breaks into darkness.

With Holy light shining God begins to create. The Creator forms light to make creation possible. 

dark2Thought two—ever since the command for light creation opened the Book of Genesis, God continues to be about the business of breaking into darkness.

As light escaped from the open tomb, Jesus becomes the window for God’s light to break into my heart to begin the Holy process of illumination.

I like the idea of God searching for inviting hearts where He can create light.

Here is what I think.

As He breaks into darkness light appears. His light begins to do its work.

My eternal heart—like a cavern—is a network of passageways and rooms. Together, I join with God in the life work of heart illumination. Only He can break into the dark. Only I can submit my darkness to Him.

dark3God’s work is to penetrate darkness by breaking in with light. My assignment is to open dim passages and submit darkened heart rooms to His cleansing light.

With each submissive gesture on my part, God again gets to create light. Probably, He still says, “It’s good.”

Don’t you think it’s neat to see ions later, God is still ready to turn darkness into light and declare, “Let there be light?”

And, each time God breaks into darkness with a penetration of Holy light a new creation begins. And He still says, “it’s good.”

Stay tuned.

Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection On God Breaks Into the Dark.

Gary@Godreflection.org     www.MakeYourVisionGoViral.com

 

 

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