Friday, September 30, 2011

The darkness

Peering out the front of the driver-less Circle Line Line train, the darkness of the train tunnel surprised me. I knew cognitively that it would be dark but I did not comprehend how deep that darkness was. I could barely see more than 5 metres in front in the dim light casted by the feeble headlights. There seemed to be no end to the darkness and suddenly the distance until the next station seemed too far. I was waiting for the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel but it did not come as soon as I expected or wanted. Perhaps the black darkness triggers a response to search for light. 

I was brought to remember how desperate our situation in sin really is. This is an area that is not often thought of. After all, we are living well now, going to work, studying, enjoying the company of family and friends. But yet we have all sinned and there is a judgement that is coming from a Holy God. There is a judgement coming in that everyone will be called into account for all the things they have done such that there will indeed be justice served. Not our standards of justice but God's standard. And measured in the light of his holiness, we are in deep darkness without hope. 

Perhaps only as we understand this, can we also truly appreciate the light of the Son of God, Jesus. The one who died for us, to pay the price for our sins, to save us from this endless pit into life truly. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Giving it all away

"We're giving out all away away
We're giving it all to go Your way
Away we're singing!"

The joy that comes when we have discovered the hidden treasure in the field.

That my life will be one resounding with the joy of singing!