Sunday, April 04, 2010

Bits from Vigil -- Questions to Consider

In the first chapter of Genesis, God gives every green herb, and every seed from the green herbs and from the trees yielding fruit, to man and the critters for their food. This has something (but I don't know what yet) to do with Jesus being the sustenance for all creation. It's not just about His feeding us earthly food, although it is about that too. Somehow, it's connected to the end of Isaiah 55 and that chunk of Colossians 1.

We kept hearing in various readings that So-and-so "lifted up his eyes and looked...." That "lifted up his eyes" probably means something. Not just that he opened his peepers and pointed them in a particular direction. But I don't know what it means.

In Genesis 22, after God stops Abraham from slaying his son, his only son whom he loved, we hear that "Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked and there behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns." Interesting that he saw what was behind him when he looked up. I'm not sure what that means, either.

Oh, I do love the story of the sacrifice of Isaac. From our vantage point, we see how clearly God's people SAW the events of Good Friday in that story, even though they didn't realize what they were seeing. There are probably plenty of things we see, too, in the stories, truths that we don't realize we're seeing. But they will be clear enough one day when we no longer see as though in a mirror dimly.

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