The Cause And Effect

4 Aug

The Cause And Effect…

It was a cool desert night. The sky above us was stunning in its clarity. It’s deep black background made visible a vast multitude of stars, which in some places were so small and many that they fused into a white mist.

Grandfather was gazing upward as he spoke: In the beginning, he said, was the Word… and the Word was with God… and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. Imagine that. All things came into existence through the Word… The earth, the oceans, the moon, the sun, the stars, the galaxies, and the universe itself, all came into being through the Word. And what is the Word? he asked.

The Word of God, I responded.

Yes, said Grandfather, but in the original language, the word for word is logos. Logos also means the cause.

All things came into being through Him…the Cause of all things. The Logos caused the universe to come into existence. Therefore, the existence of the universe rests on the existence of the Logos.

Grandfather gazed at the ground, then up again at the sky.

But the cosmos is fallen, he said. The world is darkened by evil and this life by sin. And the Logos became flesh and dwelt among us… The Logos became flesh and blood. Why? Because only that which is flesh can die for our sins. Who died on the cross?

Jesus died on the cross, I replied.

Jesus is the Logos. It was the Logos that died on the cross. The Logos was crucified. That means the Word was crucified. The Cause of everything was crucified. If the Cause is crucified, nullified, then too is the effect. The effect is nullified. It disappears. If Logos dies, the cosmos is nullified…the old world dies…the old life dies, the fallen past dies and the old you dies.

If the Cause of existence is removed, then all the sins of your life are brought out of existence, as if they never existed in the first place. So for all who are in Jesus, the old is gone. They become new as it is written: If anyone is in Jesus, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come! For the Cause has been crucified.

The Cause has died, and with it, your old life. So stop letting the past effect you. Live free today in the newness of having no past.

Walk daily with God at your side!!

Love always,

Ed

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