The bible is a cosmic story about death and rebirth.
From the very first words out of chaos and darkness, life and light were created.
It is a thread of crimson that is woven into the heart of creation.
From Noah reborn from the deluge, Abraham reborn into the promise, Isaac born from barreness.
Israel reborn from Egypt, Esther reborn from captivity, Nineveh reborn through repentance and Jesus born from the light.
God is all about creating life from the grip of death.
It is in times of this grip of darkness that God shines light into the confusion we make of this life
It was the prophet Jonah rescued in the belly of a great fish that revealed the dilemma of mankind. “Those who regard and follow worthless idols. Turn away from their [living source of] mercy and lovingkindness.” – Jonah 2:8.
Jesus said the same thing, “Lose your life and you will find it.”
Paul said, “ I am crucified with Christ : nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20
And that is how creation works, the old dies and the new brings forth new life.
Life comes through death.
Life out of chaos
Light out of darkness
Completeness out of emptiness
God reaching out in his unconditional love and embracing us in our darkness.
And this embracing of us is passionate. It was a burning fire of desire for intimacy with the delight of His heart.
It is Gods consuming glory and infinite love that ignited the cosmos from chaos into glorious life.