20 May 2018 God – All Encompassing Everlasting Light   Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12 Whilst there is a wonderful simplicity in God, much about him has been obscured by the  traditions of men. We are surrounded with things difficult to understand. The way most people  take is to look away lest they should find out that they have to understand. If a house has a skylight as well as many windows but the occupants only keep the skylight clean  there will not be much light in the house. God, like his body, the light, is all about us, and prefers to shine in upon us in a sideways fashion  for we could not endure the brilliance of the light that is his glory. No mortal man can see God and live, and he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen will  not love his God whom he has not seen. (1 John 4:20) He will come to us in the morning through  the eyes of the child when we have been gazing all night at the stars in vain.  Come to God then brothers and sisters with all your desires and instincts, all your lofty ideals, all  your longing for purity and unselfishness, all your yearning to love and be true, all your  aspirations after self forgetfulness and child life in the breath of the Father.   Come to him with all your weaknesses, all your shames, all your futility is; with all your  helplessness over your own thoughts; with all your failures, yes, the sick sense of having missed  the tide of true affairs.  Come to him with all your doubts, fears, dishonesty is, meanness, poultry nurse, misjudgements,  weariness, disappointments, and staleness.  Be sure He will take you with all your miserable brood into the care of his limitless heart.  For He is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5 Inspired by the words of George MacDonald 1824-1905
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