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Felicia Searcy | God said “Let there be light!”
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God said “Let there be light!”

God said “Let there be light!”

I love the first chapter of Genesis. It is the story of creation and it is our story. As we are extensions of God, we create as God creates. This story beautifully outlines the steps and the process of creation that we all follow whether we are conscious of it or not. Our task now is to become conscious creators I want to spend time looking at the process of intentional creation.

One of my favorite words that was included in this tale is the word “let.”. The story tells us that God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. I love the image. No struggle, no hard work. God saw the darkness and saw the potential for light and simply called it forth with a word. He stated it clearly and gave the light permission to come forth.

When we let something we allow it. God allowed the light. He granted passage for light to shine. If you read the verses before that, the writer talks about the void and how God blew across the face of the waters. It suggests a time of darkness and emptiness. From this void comes light or illumination and all God had to do was to call it forth and allow it.

What are we to “let” in our lives right now? What is waiting to be called forth simply with clear intent and a word? What is it that wants to emerge from the void? These are the questions for us to sit with over the next several weeks as we become co-creators and follow the process laid out in this powerful mythical story.

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  • free2beinamerica
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    You wrote that:

    “Was it God’s will that Jesus suffered as he did? I would like to think that his execution simply reflected the consciousness of the people at the time.”

    Why would you prefer that it was not God’s will? The Gospels are very explicit that the death (and Resurrection) of Jesus was a major purpose of his life.

    In your book you wrote:

    “One of the biggest obstacles facing us as we undertake this call to repeat what Jesus did is the salvation myth. Because of the prevailing belief that humankind needs to be saved in order to be worthy in the sight of God, we are unable to identify with Jesus.” [Do GREATER Things, pp. 15]

    I absolutely agree with you that it is a myth that God required the physical blood sacrifice of Jesus. That does does not mean that salvation is a myth. It could simply mean we misunderstand the nature of that salvation.

    To save someone from their sins more logically would mean to help them correct their errors. The underlying Greek word often translated as “sin” in the New Testament comes from the Greek word HAMARTIA which literally means “to miss the mark” (as in an archer who misses the bulls eye of a target).

    Could it not be that the major purpose of the Christ (through Jesus) was exactly this – to embed in human consciousness certain ideas and concepts that would over time help humanity learn to correct its aim so as to come closer to hitting the mark? To do this Jesus had to die and rise from the dead so as to impress his believers, to energize them for the work of spreading his message of love and forgiveness.

    Has it worked? Is humanity better because of this sacrifice by one man? For me that is the legacy of Jesus of Nazareth. He didn’t die for our sins, but to help us overcome our sins.

    In the Gospels (see John 8, for example) Jesus is portrayed at times as literally taunting the Pharisees. It almost seems that he was deliberately trying to outrage them to the point that they would seek his death.

    For myself I am convinced that it was exactly the purpose of God that Jesus die as he did. It was this purpose that I believe Jesus consented to on the night of his betrayal and arrest.

    “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 KJV

    lwk

    April 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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