The Greatest Miracle

“What is God’s greatest created miracle?” Anna asked Fynn. I am afraid I was just as much at loss as Fynn when Anna posed that question. In order to answer Anna’s question we have to return to what transpired in Genesis 1. God is taking a great muddle, as Anna called it, and created order out of it. For each day more order is manifested in the universe and what is created is more complex than what was created the day before.  At day six the pinnacle of the creation is created; man. Thus, I concurred with Fynn when he answered man. When Anna said no I admittedly was just as confused as Fynn. Well, wasn’t it so that the woman was created after the man? Then it has to be the woman. No again from Anna!

What both Flynn and I overlooked in our quest for the answer is that there is a seventh day when God rested. But for Him to rest He had to create rest as Anna so brilliantly pointed out to Fynn. Rest is God’s greatest created miracle. The author of the epistle to the Hebrews says that we have to struggle to enter that rest. Anna has even sorted out why that is the case. You see, all that muddle was put into us so we have to go through the six days before we enter that rest.

We will now leave behind “Mister God, this is Anna” by Fynn and attempt to solve this riddle concerning rest without Anna’s spiritual genius.

The Bible quite plainly states that Jesus Christ is life, power and love (1 John 4:8, John 14:6, 1 Cor 1:24). All those features which we all yearn to be ours are attributed to a person. All those things aren’t something He has, but is. Nothing much left to us then, is it? Col 3:11 says that Christ is all. He thus is eternal life and rest as well. We all walked the path quite a while before the revelation hit us that Christ lives in us. We went through the six days in our consciousnesses before we came to the seventh day and there painted before our eyes was Christ in us.

Of course, He was there all along. We just didn’t know. But, now, when we have come to this seventh day in our consciousness we have entered His rest. That verse in Col 3:11 doesn’t merely say that Christ is all, but He is in all. Well, we have nothing, but isn’t it so that if He lives in us then we have become everything He is? Is it not what John means when he says that we are as He is in this world? So we have gone from having nothing to be everything. We are love, power and eternal life. We even thought we had eternal life through Jesus Christ, but it turns out that we are eternal life. Do you dare believe this? One day I meditated on that I am eternal life something else came to me, but I think I will save that for later.

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10 Responses to The Greatest Miracle

  1. John Craig says:

    “and I think (you) have the Spirit of God” 1 Cor 7:40

  2. Dave Aldrich says:

    Wonderful here, Ole.

    Recently I have had this thought going through me, of how I’ve always insisted on needing to reconcile my struggles with understanding this or that about Him or about me. That need to know. But I am hearing and seeing now how that need is just another way of my needing to control this life.

    Now I am seeing how far better it is to release that need, that demand to know, and just simply learn to trust Him while things are still foggy, unclear, and while the boat is still rocking in the midst of the storms! He appears right on the other side of that, so let go, release, surrender, embrace Him, and walk confidently in knowing that He IS Peace, Patience, Endurance, Love, Power, Eternal Life, and has already reconciled it all through Jesus.

    Looking forward to your continuation on this, Brother!

    • Ole Henrik says:

      Amen and double amen, Dave!!!! Your wisdom is refreshing and edifying! He yearns for us to know the width, depth and hight of His love. He summons us to intimacy and when He draws us we become quiet and rest in His all-encompassing love.

      I don’t know when that continuation is due. I know God will pull me out of the cave when it is ready to be dispersed.

  3. Tim says:

    Shabat (Rest) to that!
    Christ said that, “God made the Sabbath for man, not man for the Sabbath”, and that He is Lord and God of the Sabbath.”
    Dave, a subtle yet profound thing you mentioned is that God more than possesses the aforementioned attributes- He IS those things- and what that means for us is that when we receive Him, we receive all those attributes of Him, Love, etc. in one glorious package. Good news, now we may rest IN Him. The only struggle may lie in the recognition of the fact that He IS our rest! Peace to you.

  4. Richard says:

    I liked what Dave said here, in my opinion, having the mind of Christ is in fact that which is causing these seismic disturbances in our lives, we are being ever more extricated from our innate natural inclinations of being ruled by our previous mind set. Much like a tail shaking a dog, not a normal or pretty sight 🙂

    I am seeing that Jesus who IS our Rest, is much like a tuning fork or metronome that is bringing our soul into alignment and perfect pitch and timing freeing us to enjoy this divine dance. Its him be our Peace-Rest that is so unsettling all that in us that needs this holy (wholly) shaking!

    • Ole Henrik says:

      Hehe, the tail shaking a dog image put a huge grin on my face. Great imagery, my friend 🙂
      Your last paragraph is awesome! Thanks for sharing that one!

      I am so fascinated by how the body works. Everyone has something to contribute to the thing at hand viz. our rest! I am so honored being part of this fellowship!

    • Optic Singularus (Tim) says:

      “Holy shaking”….Hey, that sounds familiar: “we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken- Hebrews___”.
      Good; I knew there was a reason that I no longer hold onto created things! 🙂

  5. Dave Aldrich says:

    Tim, Ole, and Rich… thank you! Believing is seeing. 🙂

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