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Saturday
Oct222016

Maybe Dark’s God’s Way of Asking

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
—John 1: 1-5




Maybe Dark’s God’s Way of Asking


Did you see the candle flicker?
Did you notice things grow dim?
Could it be we’ve lost our way, sir?
Are we sawing our own limb?

Do you sense encroaching darkness?
Do we dare yet wonder “Why?”
Why this pit we’ve fallen into?
Why this Truth we still deny?

Maybe dark’s God’s way of asking:
“Can you navigate your plight?”
“Is your trust in “good intentions”?
“Or the Father’s Son….The Light1”?

“May I hold up Nathan’s Mirror2?”
“Do you think that might be good?”
“Is that Word, sir, there for reading3?”
“Is it time, perhaps, we should?”


John 3:16

"The one who spoke to the dejected Eve in the Garden of Eden and to the defiant David through the prophet Nathan is the present one beside whom we, too, stand in contrast. We can step no closer to that standard by our own intentions than a foolish king can order the stars to bow before him. To look at the Son is to find that even our best intentions are made of straw."
—Jill Carattini


1 John 1: 1-5

2 2 Samuel 12: 1-14

3 Romans 3: 9-21