These are very interesting, confusing and scary times we are living in. We are fast approaching Good Friday and Easter and I’m not even sure we will be open for them. One of the most, if not the most important holiday, and we might not be able to celebrate it together as a congregation. Life can be interesting and a little scary. I was reading something the other day that really got me to think about what we are facing and what the Bible proclaims during difficult times. It was a quote by John G. Lake who was a missionary in South Africa and the founder of the Healing Rooms. He said this:
The miracle realm is man’s natural realm. He is by creation the
companion of the miracle working God. Sin dethroned man from
the miracle working realm, but through grace he is coming into his
own. In the beginning, man’s spirit was the dominant force in the
world. When he sinned, his mind became dominant. Sin dethroned
the spirit and crowned the intellect. But grace is restoring the spirit
its place of dominion. And when man comes to realize this he will
live in the realm of the supernatural without effort. No longer
will faith be a struggle but a normal living in the realm of God. The
spiritual realm places people where communion with God is a
normal experience. Miracles are then their native breath.
2 Peter 1:3-4 reminds us of this; “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his great and precious promises, so the through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” The thing that stands out in my mind is that this ‘divine power’ that has given us all that we need also allows us to participate, to possess God’s divine nature. What a wonderful thing. What wonderful grace! Through these difficult times we can participate and possess God’s divine nature. As Paul reminds us; “God has not given us a spirit fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” During these difficult times, during this Easter season, let us participate and take possession of what has been given to us through Jesus’ death on the cross. God bless us!
In His love,