Thursday, April 3, 2014

Isaiah 29:15 -- On Letting the Light In

"Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?"
Isaiah 29:15

Sometimes we get ourselves so far into the dark that we think it is the natural state of being, and that everyone else, including God, lives there too.  But God is light... everything about him clarifies and reveals rather than obscures and hides.  He teaches us truth as fast as we are able to learn it.  Trying to hide from God is just as silly now as when Adam and Eve tried it in the Garden of Eden.  God knows us, and he knows where we are and everything we are doing.  Our prayers can reach him even from the dank basements of the saddest chapters of our lives... he can still hear us, and know us, and help us move on to some of the happier chapters, if we will allow his light into our lives and counsel with him and learn from him.  The answer to the questions in this verse are both "God."  He sees us.  He knows us.  Let's let go of the pointlessness of trying to hide from him, and from ourselves... and let's make the effort to change so that we can be free of stress and guilt and darkness instead of trying to run from the light.

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