I am a Christian. Being a Christian I believe that God literally spoke the world into existence. Furthermore I also believe that God has given human beings (His creation) the power to also speak life into our own lives and situations. Now some of you may be tempted to stop reading this “gobbled goop” at this point. Fair play I cannot force you. However if you continue reading you will see that the worst that can happen by you reading this post is that you are exposed to an alternative way of thinking…isn’t that what being a rebel of Christianity is all about – being free to all perspectives.
So… I was reading the following verses in my Bible a day or two ago:
“God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it”. – John 1: 3 -5.
I savoured the lines for a little while and was struck by the power and depth of these words. To paraphrase a little what the verses are saying is that all of us good, bad, evil, saintly, weird, normal, rich, poor and everything inbetween are created by God. Also God simply spoke and the universe was created… God spoke and all the planets, stars, continents, countries, cities, towns, people, grass strands and the tiniest of insects were created. The life brought light and God as the ultimate source of light is forever present even in the darkest, deepest and deadliest places. That light will never be put out.
Read that again and think about it.