Feeling

Darkness seeps only ’till light casts it back to the deep

I thought I would write about God.

I’m always writing about myself, so it’s high time I wrote about someone else. But I have to write about God from my own perspective. So I reckon I can’t get away from that. 

I have never seen God unless you count what I can see of the universe. My universe is limited to my surroundings and my brain.

God’s presence is a feeling. Like when I look at a sunrise or sunset framed by a few clouds. It feels like God is speaking to me saying something like… “Look and enjoy what I’ve provided for everyone! This is a time for reflection so stop and listen.”

“For my sunrise, you can be thankful for a new day about to be explored. And for my sunset, you can be thankful for the earth and heavens that are about to open up for everyone whenever I descend for a final time.”

I don’t physically “hear” words, I spiritually feel them in my heart and process them in my disordered but medicinally and thankfully scientifically mostly corrected brain.

God simply put is everything. Not only is He the artist, but He’s the scientist, farmer, astrophysicist, engineer, doctor, nurse, garbage collector, preacher, teacher… you name it and God is it… anything but evil. But God allows evil. In fact, He created evil angels. But He also has good angels. God is all about balance. 

His good and perfect plan for us involves evil. We are exposed to evil so we can appreciate good. His plan is simple. We either live or die based on our choice of behavior. That’s the bottom line.

However, God teaches us enough to know that He is not simple. God is very complicated but fortunately only gives us simple commands. We’re His toddlers so that’s how He deals with us.

Gratefully for all of us, God is quick to forgive a repentant heart.

I can’t strictly say that God is only a spiritual feeling and not a physical presence. By saying God doesn’t have a physical presence unfairly discounts the universe. Think about that next time you feel appreciative for a beautiful sunset or sunrise or anything else He’s created.

If you don’t feel humbled by Creation, you should.

Take a twig. Can you create a tree that provides a twig from a small seed? Where would you begin? Strictly speaking, we cannot create anything and therefore should be humbled by everything. We only propagate things by arranging God’s works into human inventions. We make tools from what God’s provided. That’s the extent of humanity’s “creations”.

I have a humble “feeling”… that God approves this message. But I am just a simple minded person with strictly limited human attributes. So you should take my thoughts with a grain of salt and sort through your own personal “feeling”!

By Ed Caldwell

Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.

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