If you read #GodSingsBieber or God Loves Drum & Bass, you know I think it’s possible to hear/meet God in places other than “Christian” songs and circles. Now that my own religious lid has been lifted, I’m free to hear *Him everywhere…
(*I use He/His as pronouns for God, but fully recognize God with male and female ‘identity’ -for lack of a better word- as evidenced through the bible and most blatantly through humanity. If you want to contemplate this, check my Transgender God posts.)
On morning my son requested a new San Holo traack, “Light.” We knew the artist from a passionate track called “Victory,” so I was eager to hear the recommendation. We streamed it on #SoundCloud and the car filled up with that catchy melody and tender lyrics that rang like a longing in my heart– “I just want to see the Light…”
I guess I’m not the only one.
Light is crazy. Both a wave and particle in Physics, and the magic of a prism rainbow still blows my mind (theology 101–we are One). Through Light we exist, enjoy, and colors are gifts rarely considered, especially for a people formed in a dark womb. (ps – if you have’t seen this video post of a colorblind guy who gets colorblind-correcting glasses and absolutely flips when seeing purple, please do! #HeavenGlimpse.)
But Light, especially sunlight, can be brutal. Aside from sheer burning power it also highlights ‘imperfections,’ –my windows look fine until sunshine identifies smears and fingerprints, and I never contemplate dust until I open the curtain in the morning and see every sparkle.
Apparently a single fingerprint on a satellite mirror, if it hit by direct sunlight in space, can cause the panel to crack and destroy. #NoMercy
Is there any forgiveness from that blazing ball..?
Meanwhile San Holo’s track touches deeper than our rebellious longing to gaze at our Sun for more than an instant. We long also to see the “Source”, to see and know our Existence/Purpose/Identity.
We long to see Light/Love/God.
It’s hard to fathom something like unconditional, GOD-SIZED Love, but we glimpse it every time we see someone (even creatures) sacrifice something to bless or protect someone else — the mom who gets up repeatedly in the night to comfort a sick child, the sibling who shares his or her favorite and last piece of candy, most extreme glimpses when someone gives their life to save another. This is the sacrifice Christians believe God gave the world, and its the same love—not religion— that Jesus calls anyone claiming to be Christian to live today.
When I listen to that San Holo track, I think of the Source, pure Love, and in a world of unspeakable darkness, I’m comforted knowing this Light&Love is not only Personal and Approachable, but also the Force that is destined to Win.
Good always triumph over Evil in the end, right?!
Keep #Hope, San Holo, and everyone looking for a better world. One Day we’ll finally see the Light.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then Face to Face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12)
*I use He and His as simple pronouns for God but fully recognize God with male and female ‘identity’ (for lack of a better word) as evidenced blatantly through the Bible and on the face of humanity. If you’d like to read more, see Transgender God pt 1: What’s in a Name, or pt 2: The Motherhood of God.
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. (John 16:22)
Check out more posts on a Misunderstood God and our Divine Identity, or anything from the #WildKidsWildGod series. Also:
–Pearl & Mother of Pearl – You’re God’s Magnum Opus
–Is this Purple?! Check this Heaven Glimpse
–Busting Religion: Why I let my kids play with Ninjago, Elsa, Anna, Batman
Hey, I’m Jasmine, I’m drinking coffee, and I hope this post gave you a boost, or something to think about–in a good way. I love trying to get to the heart of a matter and try to share about a misunderstood– and I think often misrepresented– God. If you ever wondered ‘is this all there is?’ or felt like “church” or organized religion was a big mess and wanted nothing to do with “God,” or Christians, or if you want to go deeper in issues of identity/divinity, or integrate/activate social justice or fire from your heart, send me an email.
Photo Credit: feature image possibly called ‘Slow Magic’ – artist unknown.
sun image – NASA