Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Frederick Buechner said, “People are prepared for everything except for the fact that beyond the darkness of their blindness there is a great light.” And Philip Yancey followed close to Buechner’s heels with, “They are prepared for a God who strikes hard bargains but not for a God who gives as much for an hour’s work as for a day’s.”

It is a huge challenge for unbelievers to accept the marvels of God. I think, however, it is equally challenging for believers to believe the God beyond hard bargains. Faith isn’t a step in a religious series or a salvation plan. It is the eyesight of the spiritual. No darkness is dark enough to take light captive. No situation is so stark in its impossibility hold to thwart possibility’s strength from piercing through.

May we arise to the practical perception that it is not our organizational skills which lead to productivity. Rather, it is our Experiential God who shocks even the best of believers at His latest move to shake the world. Need a charge for your routine or mundane day? Step aside. See past the darkness of blindness to make way for the great light! God works!


Anonymous said...

Amazing how God can use your blog along with a cup of coffee to help energize me each morning. God bless you. BTW--I trust Bill Maher is one day closer to acknowledging the call of God on his heart!

Anonymous said...

May we trust He Who says that He is LIGHT, LIFE, LAWGIVER, JUDGE, KING of kings, FRIEND... May we believe that GOD is Who He says He is! James 2:22-23 says, "And the scripture was fulfilled that says, 'Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,' and he was called God's friend."