Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2 Corinthians 1:19-20

"For the Son of God, Jesus Christ ...- was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us."

This human project we are engaged in contains thousands of aspects, innuendos, situations and responses.

As we engage in our building of our personal human project we find that we hold many duplicities and hypocrisies, we believe one thing and expound its virtues to whomever will listen and yet, behave and act in a manner entirely contrary to what we say.

We all want joy, peace, love, good things, pain-free life, forgiveness, and fellowship and for the most part, at least in the Western world these things are present and available. A man's constancy and sincerity is founded upon what he believes to be the absolute truth behind his personal project.

However, What is our response when life turns tragic? When the sickness comes? When tragedy happens?

These things are also part of life, however they maybe seen as more tragic in our culture because of the pervasiveness of worldly accouterments, but nonetheless, when life is threatened, when life is fragile, when life becomes inconsolable, when life becomes ransom, these aforementioned responses and reactions are the more critical in discerning where are real faith lies. These junctures in life formed by affliction place belief and trust as a barometer of our faith.

When life becomes ransom, innocence falters.

Innocence is no longer a byword of life because belief is now writing the epithet. Our innocence is lost because we realize, quite astonishingly that our project is not consummate, independent, peremptory or authoritative. There is another story or project being written and our life is only a subscript of that story. Our lives are merely a blip in history, however they need not be spent in insignificance. The final words of our life will be the faith which holds and stands the testing of life's randomness.

"Our strength and ability are owing to faith; and our comfort and joy must flow from faith.

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