Plymouth Congregational Church

God for All

Broken for Me (part 1)

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John 1:15

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

 

The light shineth in darkness …

 

That moment of revelation, clariety, or as I refer to it the “AH HA!” moment where suddenly things make sense. It’s like the universe has aligned and every question is answered, or at least the ones that were nagging at you even if you didn’t realize they were.

 

The light shineth in darkness…

 

How can light shine on our world today? Sandy Hook Elementary School, Batman opening night, the teens in Norway gunned down at a youth camp, the Amish children shot at school, the Dad taking the life of his children and wife, the Mom drowning her babies in San Francisco Bay… Where is the light within this darkness?

 

We live in a broken world where the darkness is unable to comprehend the light because that light must live within each of us. And lately, for decades now, the light has fluttered in the winds of doubt, cast aside by politics, and the ever-encroaching evil that resides next door.

 

Yet light still shines!

 

Isaiah 5:19 – 21

That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it! Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

 

Make speed – You! This is to you. It is your directions. The recipe of what God is expecting from you as you sit looking into the light while sitting in the darkness.

 

To see some true examples please follow this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sura-flow/forgiveness_b_2317996.html

 

But for now allow me some exerpts:

 

“Ram Dass, and what he wrote to two parents whose little girl, Rachel, had been brutally raped and murdered. He begins his letter: Dear Steve & Anita, Rachel finished her work on earth, and left the stage in a manner that leaves those of us left behind with a cry of agony in our hearts, as the fragile thread of our faith is dealt with so violently,” and “Robert Parker’s public talk, where he spoke of his daughter, Emilie, who had been killed in the Sandy Hook shootings…condolences and support to the shooter’s family: “I can’t imagine how hard this experience must be for you.”

 

Here are two examples of families sitting in the darkest moments of theirs lives, knowing that they will continue to live while their young children have passed to God’s Heaven way too young, and in such violent manners. Yet, despite the anguish they are facing, the evil that is lurking on their doorstep waiting for them to cast out God, they sit resigned in His presence and allow their wounds to be basked in His comfort. They are seeing the light beyond the darkness. They are beacons to the world God wants for us.

 

They are not calling evil good… they are allowing God to work light into their lives.

 

They are wise…

 

They are good shepherds…

 

But there are still many questions left to be answered, and how can we get the answers if our world is Broken?

 

Who can we trust to provide these answers?

 

Where can we go to get these answers?

 

Why would we even care?

 

Why?

 

Pesos – Credo

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Author: bkbites

Stay at home Mom of 3 boys, 1 goofy dog, 2 wickedly crazy cats, and a traveling husband. Ah, what can be better? It's a full life without a doubt.

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