Terry and Christine have been spring-cleaning their beach hut – revealing dust, sand and who-knows-what in dark corners. It’s amazing how much stuff can fit in to one small hut…. And once it’s taken out it has to go back in again.
Paul the electrician is here this morning. He’s fitted a new light in our kitchen. We need to be able to see what we are doing! It’s now much brighter – light can now shine in places that were previously been dark.
I’m still reading Job. Yesterday he was having own personal spring-clean, trying to understand his dark life, situation and possible death: ‘…before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and deep shadow, to the land of deepest night, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is darkness.’ (10:21-22)
Today he thinks of his God – a brighter light for his dark places: ‘He reveals the deep things of darkness, and brings deep shadows into the light.’ (12:22)
Having sorted out the inside the outside is being painted by daughter Rebecca. It’s looking good and the wood certainly less likely to get rotten!
Paul is also sorting out the outside power sockets in our garden. My extension leads in plastic drainpipes will be replaced by a safe powerful alternative – armoured cable and sockets that work!
Last weekend someone questioned whether Christians should read Harry Potter books. This led to discussions… about the supernatural in traditional fairy stories, Shakespeare, CS Lewis, as well as Harry Potter, Dark Materials, Star Wars, Stephen King…
It’s about good entertaining fiction, but it’s also about good, safe power.
Musing… a personal spring clean, light that shines in darkness, ensuring things don’t get rotten, good safe power, the supernatural, distinguishing between fact and fiction, …
…and my faith directs me to a spring-cleaning, light-producing, rot-curing, ever-powerful, super-natural, truth-discerning God.