Sistren/Brethren (In face I should just say y’all in Christ Jesus our LORD and Savior, Amen)
Let us look back (keeping our eyes fixed on The LORD!) Allow your spirit to roam on the blessings, good fortune and amazing grace of God – our Father
I am aware that this is typically done “year ending.” But, check this out:
Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
A new “month”? ‘Chile’ a new season! Yesterdays are gone, there is today and many tomorrow’s.
Being raised in a Science background, I am keyed to know that with each day there’s the rising of the sun, evening (the setting of the sun) and twilight (where there is no fog or smog 🤔)
I point out fact that we have shared in the past. When we ‘pass away’; a way where?
When we have left this Earth, where do we go?
End to life? Beginning to what? Death???
Is there “Life after death?” Or “existence?”
I have been involved in in depth conversations re: what occurs after the heart ceases beating?
MANY theories exist!
As you can see, I steer clear of ‘Christian’ oversight and zeal, but give Science and the Arts a discourse.
It is amazing that “a Scientifically grounded” individual would have the opportunity to ‘experience’ in some state or fashion what ‘may be’ after you are ‘pronounced’. The more important thing is that ‘injuries sustained’ have not prevented the ‘sharing’ of the experience.
But, more so the “unity” of Scripture.
Each day, I wake up:
1. First, I am thankful that I am up. (Gotta get me wits about me. Hmm! I gotta pee. But not before thanks to why I am here for another day! Noone knows what tomorrow will bring! Let tomorrow worry about itself, there is enough going on today!)
2. More ‘awake’? Good! Hmm! I had best ‘officially’ thank and acknowledge The Essence of today and each day I am here. HUGE question! Does this Essence exist afterward. After I am no more!
A simple question to answer Scripturally.
In Something’s image we were made. IF we are to believe That Something is a blueprint for us. That ‘Something’ existed before time began! BIG “Hold up!!!”
So what we experience – “Time” was created by Something?
Being a Scientist, we look at protons, neutrons, electrons, atoms, chemicals. On the surface ALL that is seen is from the unseen!
Yes, yes, yes…When an electron collides with an atom or ion, there is a small probability that theelectron kicks out another electron, leaving the ion in the next highest charge state (charge q increased by +1). This is calledelectron-impact ionization and is the dominant process by which atoms and ions become more highly charged.
I would be remiss if I did not mention: The Large Hadron Collider. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex.
We begin to ‘toy’ with the essentials of life. No foul! But, even those unseen minuscule ‘bodies’ are from somewhere!
Kinda makes the term “The seen from the unseen.”
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18
Scientifically, this IS fact! That ALL that is seen is temporary, the unseen is Eternal.
We asked earlier if any man had ever seen God? That is a rather easy question to answer:
“No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.”
“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
1 John 4:12
The Bible tells us that no one has ever seen God (John 1:18) except the Lord Jesus Christ. In Exodus 33:20, God declares, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” These Scriptures seem to contradict other Scriptures which describe various people “seeing” God. For example, Exodus 33:11 describes Moses speaking to God “face to face.” How could Moses speak with God “face to face” if no one can see God’s face and live? In this instance, the phrase “face to face” is a figure of speech indicating they were in very close communion. God and Moses were speaking to each other as if they were two human beings having a close conversation.
In Genesis 32:30, Jacob saw God appearing as a man; he did not truly see God. Samson’s parents were terrified when they realized they had seen God (Judges 13:22), but they had only seen Him appearing as an angel. Jesus was God in the flesh (John 1:1, 14) so when people saw Him, they were seeing God. So, yes, God can be “seen” and many people have “seen” God. At the same time, no one has ever seen God revealed in all His glory. In our fallen human condition, if God were to fully reveal Himself to us, we would be consumed and destroyed. Therefore, God veils Himself and appears in forms in which we can “see” Him. However, this is different than seeing God with all His glory and holiness displayed. People have seen visions of God, images of God, and appearances of God, but no one has ever seen God in all His fullness (Exodus 33:20).
We are hemmed in by ‘time’, admittedly Again I state time is ONLY in this world.
Beyond, no rising or setting of the Sun. ‘Time’ ceases to exist. ‘Time’ was created! We have pointed out that ‘time’ ceases once we have passed from this life!
Be a millionaire, a billionaire even a trillionaire; once you die, it is gone! Try as you might, you cannot possess what you have here. I in reading saw there was a wealthy man buried in a Mercedes Benz he owned! IF you went and dug it up, the car might be rusted, but still here and the individual still gone, where he is, there is no car!
Brings me to many pointers.
1. Our time here is limited. For our Creator, Eternal is His rule, Kingdom and Essense.
2 Peter 3:8 – One day is like a thousand years.
2. Ask and thank God in EVERYTHING.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 commands us to give thanks in everything; for this is the will of God. It is easy to give thanks when life is running smooth. However, the command is not to give thanks only when things are easy. But, we are to give thanks in everything.
3. Pray incessantly (without ceasing) the awesome thing that I note is pray NOW, ALWAYS pray! The very same Scripture says “What a friend we have in Jesus!”
1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
oh, what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.
2 Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
3 Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge!
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield you;
you will find a solace there.
Before we get ‘lost’ in The Word. THIS is the day that The LORD had made.
New start, new beginnings, new chances Amen