All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
And everyone you meet
All that you slight
And everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that’s to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
“There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.”
The Sun. It touches everything. Illumines all.
The glorious radiance of God eclipsed.
A strange voice in the dark. Faceless. Terrifying. Motives uncertain. Try as you might your ear cannot locate its position. Darkness is a greedy thug. It will not surrender even the sheerest reference point.
In the dark, the friendlier the voice sounds, the more sinister it seems.
God speaks. Across the vast darkness divine love is lost in translation.
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. Hebrews 1:1-2
Sin is not a thing. It is a disposition. Separated from the glory of God we are born creatures of the dark.
Light appears. This light is the Son of God. Reflecting the Divine Image our world opens to us.
That voice now has a face. That face…smiles…genuine. The eyes glow…communicating love — on a mission.
That voice beckons us to be near Him, so we too may reflect the light. To see Him as He is. To know one another.
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high… Hebrews 1:3
Once in darkness now illumination makes it clear that God has been reaching out and speaking out from the beginning of human history. Now it is clear that God is calling those wandering and afraid in the darkness to step into His marvelous light — the light of Christ Jesus.
It is clear now that the purpose of God, and so the power of Christ and the function of the Holy Spirit and the Church, is to seek and save that which was lost; those in the dark…
Matter of fact, it’s all dark.
That’s why it’s so important that the Church have more than the right words and the right purpose.
You must reflect the light. You must have His face.
the wandering scurry terrified deeper into the dark.