Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jan 29 - 2 Corinthians 4:6

It is the God who said,
“Let light shine out of darkness,”
who has shone in our hearts
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6

As scientists keep discovering, I love that everything is getting more and more complex.


Generally I don’t like more complexity in my world. (Give me more simplicity, please!) But the vastness of the universe and the complexity in little things like DNA strands is leaving scientists more and more awed. It’s getting increasingly hard for scientists to declare “randomness” and “accident” rather than design.

I say this because the foundation of faith begins with creation. If God created, then all things are possible. If God is not as powerful and creative as once thought (and some Christians believe this), then faith and redemption are up for debate (even in individual Christian hearts).

The Apostles believed, obviously, in a big and wonderful and creative God. In today’s verse, Paul is saying, “since we believe that God created light, then let’s celebrate how this same creative God is shining the light of Christ in our hearts.”

Faith is God’s gift. Light shines from his face. Truth is his identity. Life is his pleasure. And we are but dust … unless and until we are animated by his breath.

In Christ’s Love,
a guy who prays,
“shine through me, God”

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