The Lord tells us in Romans 1:19-21, "For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it known to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly understood, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened." This is the spiritual darkness of which the scripture speaks, "those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has the light shined!" The light they saw was God who came in the flesh. A very living and powerful God who did not need to be carried, neither was He deaf, nor did He stand watch over a cucumber patch because that was all He was fit for. This God was the creator of light, the one who spoke out of darkness and said, "Let their be light!, and there was". A loving God who said to those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, "Come unto Me all of you who are weak and heavy laden, and I will give rest to your souls, for My burden is easy and My yoke is not wearisome." A mighty God who swears, "And I will save them to the uttermost!"
Long ago King Solomon said, "He is a wise man that wins souls". We all toil and labor to win money, possessions, security and happiness...but what was the conclusion of the wisest, richest and most elevated man who ever lived? That the one who labors to obtain this prize...they will be called wise. "Labor not for those things which perish" is the Lords council in all generations. May we all be better stewards of the time and spiritual gifts that God has given to us!
Happy Easter everyone, rejoice! Our God lives!
In His Majesty's Service,