Darkness pierced by light
‘In Jesus Christ was life and the life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’
– (1 John. 1:4-5, ESV)
To move towards twilight is to move towards sunrise. These words are more than just mere metaphors for atmospheric [slash] astronomical observations. Hidden between the lines lies a deeply powerful theological statement inspired by Adrio Konig.
The three pictures below were taken by phone sometime last week.
‘Spring’s’ awareness and anticipation.
Towards Jesus Christ, the Eschatos whose Spirit graciously dwells with us, in joy-filled expectation of the eschaton that was, and is, and is to come (Adrio Konig, 1989 ‘The eclipse of Christ in Eschatology’)
…’I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man and woman. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new” (Rev.20:3-5, ESV)
Is Jesus the restorer of worlds and all that this implies?
In the movement of eventide,
can a sunset caress both heart and soul?
‘Thus says the Lord’…’Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things’ (Jer.33:3)…’Seek and remember’ (Psalm 105)…
‘Hail, gladdening Light,
of His pure glory poured
Who is immortal Father, heavenly, blest, Holiest of Holies – Jesus Christ our Lord!
Now we are come to the sun’s hour of rest;
The lights of evening round us shine;
We hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine!
Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung
With undefiled tongue,
Son of our God, giver of life, alone:
Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own’
(Circa 3rd 4th Century).
Song: ‘Phos Hilaron’: John Keble 1834 version, arranged by The David Crowder Band from their 2009 album ‘Church Music’ [of which I heartily recommend].