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. Since my own religious lid has been lifted, I’m free to hear *Him everywhere…
One morning my son requested San Holo’s, “Light.” We knew the artist from a passionate track, “Victory,” so were eager to play our son’s request. Thanks to #SoundCloud our car filled up with the catchy melody and tender lyrics–ringing like a longing in my own heart: “I just want to see the Light”
I guess I’m not the only one.
Light is crazy.
Physics identifies it as wave and particle, plus the magic of a prisms still blows my mind (single white light = rainbow?! Theology 101: We’re One).
Through Light we exist and enjoy, e.g. colors– amazing gifts we rarely contemplate (check this video of someone getting colorblind-correcting glasses and seeing purple for the first time! #HeavenGlimpse).
But Light can also be brutal.
Aside from the sheer burning power, it also magnifies “imperfections.”
My windows look great until sun identifies smears and prints. And I never contemplate dust until opening the curtain in the morning reveals glorious sparkles.
A single fingerprint on a satellite mirror, if hit by direct sunlight, can cause the panel to crack. #NoMercy.
Is there any forgiveness from that blazing ball..?
San Holo’s track touches the deep, rebellious longing to truly gaze at our Sun for more than an instant. But deeper still is maybe our longing to see the “Source”– to see and know our Existence, Purpose, Identity, Belonging.
Doesn’t everyone long to see True Light/Love/God?
It’s hard to fathom something like unconditional, GOD-SIZED Love, but we glimpse it whenever someone (even creatures) sacrifice something to help someone else.. the mom who gets up repeatedly in the night to comfort a sick child, the sibling who shares a favorite last piece of candy, extreme glimpses when someone gives their life for 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 Light & Love, and in a world of unspeakable darkness, I’m comforted knowing this “Source” is not only approachable, but personal, not to mention destined to Win.
Good always triumphs over Evil, right?
“The Son (Jesus) is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being..” (Hebrews 1:3)
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 through the Bible and blatantly through the face of humanity. If you’d like to ponder further, check Transgender God pt 1: What’s in a Name?, or pt 2: The Motherhood of God. You can also let this love letter to a transgender teen rock your world.
“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 more posts on a Misunderstood God or our Divine Identity, or anything from the #WildKidsWildGod series. Also:
–Pearl & Mother of Pearl: You’re God’s Magnum Opus
–Video Post: Is this Purple?! Heaven Glimpse
–Busting Religion: Why I let my kids play with Ninjago, Elsa, Anna, Batman
Hey, I’m Jasmine, I’m drinking coffee and 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, I feel you. If you want to dig deeper in issues of social justice or identity and divinity, send me a msg.
feature image- possibly called ‘Slow Magic’ – artist unknown.
Sun image – NASA