Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Our Twisted Darkness

He reveals mysteries from the darkness. And brings the deep darkness into light.

There is one who whose default settings are not alien to the Father’s heart, one who knows the Father as He is, one who sees His face and experiences His lavish love. There is one who believes. Imagine: What if this one entered into our darkness? What if this Son became human? What id this Son stepped into the gnarled and twisted world of the fallen Adamic mind?

I do not mean, “What if the Son became human in order to reveal the Father to us?” Such revelation is, of course, absolutely critical, but in itself revelation alone does not sole the problem; for we are blind and cannot receive it. And worse, as we have seen, our twisted minds turn the revelation of the Father into proof of our false god. But what if the Father’s Son stepped into Adams’ skin put on Adams’ fallen eyes and received the revelation of the Father for us? And what if he used our twisted darkness to do so?


Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: "Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. You've concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people. Yes, Father, that's the way you like to work."

Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly. "The Father has given me all these things to do and say. This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge. No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does. But I'm not keeping it to myself; I'm ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen. "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

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