27 April 2011

Finding light

This week, as Jason and Sarah continue to lead us, we are looking at Mere Christianity Book II What Christians Believe; Chapter 1. The Rival Conceptions of God.  Here C. L. Lewis concludes:
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning; just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. 

I chose to seek the light
hungry for sense in the nonsense
wanting to taste meaning, purpose
something deeper
than the random scattering
of life's events.

Yes, if I could notice
the darkness growing darker
than surely I had eyes to see.

Grace, it was, and grace it is,
yes grace indeed
that keeps those same eyes open now
to drink in light and life and love
blinking in tune
with His heartbeat.

Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see." Luke 10:23 NIV 

Come on over to Jason's Connecting to Impact to join this week's discussion.


Glynn said...

We hunger for that meaning, and keep filling it up with everything except the one thing that will succeed in meeting that hunger. Good poem, Karin.

Anonymous said...

grace of the Lord
to cover the sea of bitterness within
the light of the Lord
to shine into my dark soul

jasonS said...

I love that there is so much diversity of expression in this book club! Wonderful poem, Karin. Thank you.