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Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Divine Singularity—All or Nothing


"That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us" (John 17:21).

Morning starry sky: Courtesy, Unsplash: taylor-durrer-t2XKo0kn8as-unsplash.jpg
Courtesy, Unsplash: taylor-durrer-t2XKo0kn8as-unsplash.jpg

All or nothing

Praying under the stars brings us face to face with the reality of our circumstances.  We're moving 76,000 miles per hour around our sun, which is nothing compared to the 1.3 million mph our galaxy is moving through space. Astronomy has proven a vastness to space that is unimaginable to the human mind. So the notion that God dwells beyond our visible heavens would portray God as far, far away.

In contrast to this geocentric, Ptolemaic, idea of God's whereabouts, the Cretan poet Epimenides (600 BC.) stated: "in Him we live and move and have our being." St. Paul quoted this line in Acts 17:28 in order to present the true locality of God; which is, that God resides in the spiritual dimension, from which He created and interacts with us in the physical universe.

So, by faith, we can either conceptualize that God is too remote to be relevant; or, we can accept the Bible's testimony—that God is right here with us. God can be our "all in all." Or, He can amount to nothing at all. But know that Jesus came to reconcile us back to God—and even bring us closer than when Adam and Eve were in the Garden. "That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us" (John 17:21).

This singularity is only available by faith in Jesus: "Jesus answered and said to him, 'If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him'" (John 14:23).

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