THE DARK SIDE OF GOD - (March 22, 2020 - Fourth Sunday in Lent)
This is the fourth Sunday in Lent, and also the second week of lockdown in PIttsburg, California. Today's we explore the Dark Side of God. The metaphors we find in Scripture are Light and Darkness. Light is almost associated with Christ in the New Testament. In Old Testament, God's glory and holiness is enshrouded in darkness. In Genesis, in fact, we are told that God existed in the darkness of the firmaments before He created, from nothing, the light. He is the light that shattered the darkness - however - he also dwells in darkness. There is a dark side to God; one that is unknown, unfathomable, feared and awe-filled. We do not know that side of God except in judgment, his wrath, his punishment for sin which is death. As creatures who have fallen away from God, we do not see God in the darkness except through his light sent to this world: Jesus Christ. We know him by faith. Faith walks in the darkness of these times of COVID-19. Let's walk together.