Slow but steady through the Book of Beginnings

With rhyme and reason I choose to walk, slow but steady, through the Book. The Book of Beginnings, Genesis to be exact. The invite is open – to join me at that.

Genesis chapter 1 verse three – the first record that God speaks: “And God said, ‘Let there be light; and there was light.'” And, again, the human soul asks, “Do I believe?”

The Father, the source found in verse 1. The Spirit moves over the waters in verse 2. And the Word is the revealer of all things in three … verses 1,2, and 3 – the Trinity.

The hungry and thirsty yearn to believe. The sceptic, (who’s in everyone) … until the eyes, see. Genesis 1 verse 3: “Let there be light; and there was light.”

With a little digging in a concordance, the word “light’ can be found.  A treasure, gloriously bright, but do my ears hear the sound: “For it is the God who commanded light to 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 verse 6.

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness …” yes, this happens in Genesis 1 verse three, ” …who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God,” …

Who’s shone in who’s heart? could that be me? Could that be you? ” …who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, …”

  Shone in our hearts? To give light, shining through? Could this be possible? In this life not complete? I don’t even know fully what I’m reading, but somehow I do.

Does this make any sense at all, to you? Could God be speaking, right now today? Going back to the beginning, what does the next verse say?

“And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.”

I must go back, to the concordance I have opened to find the word, “light.” My brain is so full, yet I really must see, what God’s word says about ‘light’ for me.

Directed to go to John chapter 8, a woman was brought to Jesus, with many accusers around. But, He stooped down to write in the dirt with His finger, and one by one, they all left. There was no sound.

“Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

 “No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” These were His words to the woman that was there.

In chapter 8 of John, verse 12 we read, the people were then in the presence of Jesus, looking at His face and hearing Him speak:   “I am the light of the world …” He said,  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, …

but will have the light of life.” “In the beginning God, …” has shone in our hearts to “give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

Today, did our hearts hear and gain sight: “Let there be light, and there was light.”

 

 

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Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

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