Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Into the Darkness Came a Light

In Genesis 1:2 we are told that, "The earth was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the deep..."
Verses 3 & 4 state, "Then God said, 'Let there be light'; and there was light.  God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness."  

Did the darkness pre-exist before the light?  Did God (the light) the eternal uncreated enter into the darkness and bring the first light? For God to command light to appear there must have been darkness or the light would have been no more useful than a flashlight on a sunny day.  This separation of light and dark intrigues me and seems to foreshadow our lives.

We must first be discouraged to experience renewed hope.
We must first be broken to experience restoration. 
We must first be mournful to experience true joy.
We must first be hurt to experience true healing.
We must first be dead to truly experience life.

Our lives seem to so often follow this trajectory as we are in the dark of our mothers womb and are born into the light.  We are then wounded, beaten, down trodden, forsaken, abandoned as we traverse this experience we call life.  Sometimes oblivious that we are in need of a savior and a friend.  My prayer is that all come to this realization soon rather than later and that God uses me to show this truth to others so that grace may be unveiled.  ~Maleko 

This photo was taken on New Year's Eve 2011 as we celebrated with a bonfire!!!

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