When it comes to faith, there's no fooling

Posted: Friday, April 01, 2011

April 1st, a day for fun and fooling. Some have commented about it being a national holiday based on Psalm 14:1. People say things in their hearts, as that verse indicates. I am thankful that is how God chooses to relate to us as well as shown in 2 Corinthians 4:6.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ

"Let there be light" was the command of God in the beginning. That began a physical phenomenon that has existed for centuries. The spectrum of light with its hues of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet are amazing and beautiful, whether seen in a rainbow or through a prism. There are many aspects of light, but a course in Physics might be a better way to explore its wonders.

It is so nice to have more than five and a half minutes of light added to each day now. SADS lights can be stored, grow lights will be replaced with sunlight, and our long days will be here.

Spiritual light is available at all times. Jesus declared, "I am the light of the world." John wrote, "In him was life; and the life was the light of men." Hearts full of spiritual light is God's goal. He desires to give everyone "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." Jesus puts "a face on grace."

Jesus promised a heavenly home. He declared, "If it were not so, I would have told you." He was not fooling or having fun at our expense. He twice said, "Let not your heart be troubled." He emphatically proclaimed, "I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

A report claiming the discovery of a "lost day" was published. Some NASA scientists were running computer calculations when they discovered time missing. Someone on the team mentioned Bible passages that accounted for this lost day. One was Joshua commanding the sun to stand still (Joshua 10:12-13), the other Hezekiah requesting a sign of the sun going backwards ten degrees (2 Kings 20:10). The report turned out to be a hoax and it is now called an urban legend.

What is not a hoax is the blessing that Jesus Christ brings to the lives of people. Miracles of healing and help are very real and continue to be experienced by people who choose to believe His word. Let the light of the longer days remind you that God's light can shine in your heart with powerful results.

Mitch Glover is pastor of the Sterling United Pentecostal Church located on Swanson River Road at Entrada. Services on Sunday include Bible classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. Thursday Bible study and children's church are at 7:00 p.m.

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