Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Let There Be Light

No parameters, no speed of light nor time nor space.
Nothing to measure in light years or miles and then God
created the Heavens and the Earth.

In and around and above that wet, dark and formless
empty earth The Spirit Hovered.

From beyond the night, beyond the heavens and apart
from the Earth God said, “Let there be light.” And there
was light.

Six measured days later God created man in His own
likeness, but man believed a lie to be more like God and
indeed became less like Him.
Man’s thinking became futile and his foolish heart was

Now we are measured in time, square miles and by the
Bureau or Standards. Into that measured land, in a
farmhouse on a quarter section in central Nebraska God
created a man, partly in His likeness.

Twenty measured years went by, and over and around
that man with a dark and formless void, the Spirit

Into that void, formless and dark, pierced and then
flooded, a light. For the same God who, in the
beginning said, “let there be light,” has now shined in my heart,

To give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Deborah R Foucachon said...

Thank you Jim! :)