Overtaken by Light from a place of darkness to preserving oneself inside of his all-consuming arms. Do not allow for what you can currently comprehend to define what is actually possible. Humans take that which they currently understand and fabricate their own version of an all-encompassing truth out of their version of reality as of their current life condition. What if God has given you exactly what you need in order to fulfill his perfect plan for our lives? If we never knew pain would we understand pleasure? If we never experienced darkness would there be a need for light? What if God in his infinite knowledge knew that the path way to Faith, Hope, and Love, love being the greatest of these would require that we understood the exact opposite of what Love was, of what faith and hope was. The world teaches that Love is earned. Love is conditional based on what you do for me. When truly, love is doing what is best for someone in spite of how they treat you. Even if loving means sacrificially giving of one’s own comfort to ensure someone else’s, then so-be-it.
This idea of pain & suffering is one of the hardest concepts for us humans to accept if there is an all loving, graceful God in control of this whole thing we call life. God in his perfection is guiding us to his saving Grace one lesson at a time, having patience for his children as they learn and grow and occasionally blame Him for their own pain and mistakes. Thank you Lord that your Grace never runs out.
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Overtaken- To catch up with and pass while traveling in the same direction. To be overtaken by darkness it would require that you be traveling in the same direction as darkness, as in traveling the opposite direction of light…To be overtaken by light, well again you must be traveling in the same direction as light which of course means in the opposite direction as darkness. Most of us already know that darkness is the absence of light, and that light travels at the fastest speed possible for a physical object. So, what does this mean? In short, it means that, the moment that light leaves, darkness returns. Darkness has no power over light.
Deuteronomy 28:2 and all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.
The circumstances you see versus what is actually the God point of view on what is going on in your life. What is your fiery furnace? Try this on for size how do you think that you would react if faced with the test that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego faced? I can hear myself now, “You mean that you are about to physically place me inside of a fire so hot, that the people who heated it up literally died doing so?” Now what was God’s point of view with this situation? We may not always understand the “why” behind each step we must take, but I do know that faith requires that we step out knowing that He will be there when we can no longer logically explain the “why” behind our current “fiery furnace”. Trusting that His plans are greater than my current suffering allows for his blessings to be greater than my finite brain can imagine.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
– Branson James