Saturday, September 17, 2005

out of the margin of error
i don't know wot our world has become, i can't tell the difference of whether i'm somewhat displaced, or have already been consumed by it, whilst fighting it. i guess no one really is able to fend off the tendrils that this world throws at us.

not by our own stength.

If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
- John 15:19

i read it again after a long absence. it used to make sense to me, how're we're called to be different. i don't know if i've been swayed, but i was reading a critical analysis of watchmen character, roscharch, where the critic was explaining that though roscharch was uncompromising in his beliefs and thought he was making a difference, he was already consumed by the same darkness that he battled. that he forgot that he was a part of this world.

i suppose this poses an interesting dichotomy, where beliefs in our own actions, are not enough to warrant our salvation from the darkness.

as i type this out now, it dawns on me much more clearly where salvation and redemption lies. not just in our uncompromising beliefs and actions, but who exactly we put and surrender those beliefs to.

that in this day and age now, someone tells you to "trust me, put your life in my hands." it seems almost silly, because we are the supposed masters of our own lives.

if Jesus has found a way out of this world, i suppose that's our ticket out of the swirling nihilism that plagues some aspects of this existence. where darkness reigns, where lonliness reigns, blindless and empty voids.

come and have abundance in the spirit, and walk in the light as is desired for redeemed souls.

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
- John 14:6-7

and there you have it, instructions on how to know God himself. creator of all things, the heavens and the earth, the whole universe and all the laws of science and nature that bind us all together. the known and the unknown, of infinite greatness, and holiness. you can know him.

let our faith increase by knowing the one who saved us.

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