Ephesians 5:13 ESV But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible. John 3:20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
In my backyard, I’ve had a hard time growing grass. I had a lawn specialist come in who fertilized and aerated it. Two years they worked on it but no grass! I had to let them go, as the lovely green grass in their ads didn’t happen.
As I was making bigger flower beds this year, I decided to put the grass plugs I had removed and place them on the bare areas. The ground was so hard I dug a little deeper to break up the soil. Oh my, what did the light expose, a small amount of soil, plastic mesh, and roots heavily crisscrossing everywhere. I pulled out the roots one by one for those that pulled out easily and used loppers on others. New soil was dispersed, and plugs were set in place. Within weeks the beginning of lush green grass could be seen.
I wish God would have said, “Grass Grow”. How easy that would have been, however, I learn more by real life situations that God uses to teach. How about you?
On the surface you can see there was a big problem that seemed not to be able to be fixed. One professional after another with their solution weighed in. Trying to doctor the problem by fertilizing, and punching holes didn’t even touch the problem.
Asking God to help me and to show me what He wanted me to learn, I heard Him say one word, Dig! Immediately, I picked up the shovel and dug.
The first thing brought to light was a thin layer of dirt. 🤔 If soil feeds plants then the Word must feed me. “O mercy Lord, I need help!
Second, the light revealed mesh holding down a massive network of roots which symbolize sins.🤔 Mesh must be a cover up of the sins.
Third, roots symbolizes sins which are exposed. 🤔 So sins you think you had hidden like Adam and Eve did in the garden is a cover up to you alone, making you sick.. God’s gaze upon the sins and you know that you’ve been caught. He had seen it all along but His full exposure brings you to your knees in great sorrow and repentance. God the Son looks down on you and speaks three words, “You are forgiven.” Then pauses and says, “Sin no more. Be about my Father work.”.
Bury these words in your heart – John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever (that’s you) believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. By Rena K. Oynes © May 21, 2018
7 thoughts on “ The Dig and the Light Reveal the Hidden”
I hope we remember the “love” from your scripture quote John 3:16 that God loves ALL…I hope I am treating all with the same respect He did when the Cross became His crowned jewels.
Reading your comment, Sara, on “love” and Rena’s scripture ” But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible.” took me back to review the blog “A Parable” with its comments and links. Seems God is shedding light on Love and compassion and mercy … taking a look at it from different perspectives. Makes me think that an object doesn’t necessarily look the same at 8am, 12 noon and 4pm because the angle of the sun changes and shines on it differently.
Debi, Nice analogy and fertilizer for thoughts!
What an interesting perspective. Sounds like what a friend and I were talking about yesterday in regard to bible study groups. Each person has a different perspective or angle about a question asked due to their journey with the Lord which no one has taken but them. My friend said that is robbing others and stealing a blessing from God. She said she tells her class that what you didn’t say may have been the very thing that someone else needed in their day.
Rena, your friends’s words sounds like it could enter into this tune …
“It only takes a spark
To get a fire going,
And soon all those around
Will warm up to its glowing.
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it;
You spread his love to everyone;
You want to pass it on.”
As each one shares their spark passion becomes a reality to doing our part. Has anyone seen “A Walk to Beautiful” -American documentary film, executive produced by Steven M. Engel and Helen Diana (“Heidi”) Reavis, about women who suffer from childbirth injuries in Ethiopia.
So many beautiful resources available today to help us light up. Many retired people tell me they are waiting for a spark to send their fire forth.
Storyline”A Walk to Beautiful” tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. We follow each of these women on their journey to a special hospital in Addis Ababa where they find solace for the first time in years, and we stay with them as their lives begin to change. Through the intimate experiences all five share, we are no longer in the heart of Africa-we are in the hearts of these women. The trials they endure and their attempts to rebuild their lives tell a universal story of hope, courage, and transformation.” Written by Mary Olive Smith
I have not seen the documentary but it sounds like a very needed and compassionate mission by the special hospital and those that provide care and love for these ostracized women.