“It hardly seems possible to talk about OUR SOUL
Without in some way talking about GOD.
We long for the companionship of God. We long for the assurance that we are not taking this journey alone. That He is walking with us and talking with us and intimately involved in our lives.
We are shaped from something of earth and something of heaven. We were torn from two worlds. Our body is but dust, made of the earth. But our spirit, who we really are, is given to each of us by God.
Through our creative talents we express the image of God and in doing so we see Him in us…as we paint pictures, compose music, sculpt wood and stone, or write stories. Through art, music and stories our souls seek that elusive something missing from our lives…God.
We reach out not knowing this God, with the talents He gave to us. But, He has revealed Himself to us through Scripture and asks us to seek Him not only through our talents but through His Word, and our Worship and Prayers.
There is a relationship within us that is a strained one, for while the body is fitted for a terrestrial environment- with lungs to breathe air and teeth to chew food and feet to walk on dirt…the soul is extra- terrestrial, fitted for heaven. It breathes other air, eats other food and walks other terrain.
“Something has been written by the hand of God deep within each of us in our being, something the soul strains to recall…they are recollections of our origins.
They whisper to us telling us we are more than a mere collection of chemical reactions or animal instincts. Like any memory, they can be repressed, but cannot be erased.” …Ken Gire.
Because the soul belongs to the unseen realm, we find ourselves feeling our way in the dark, groping for the words as we explore its mysteries by the dim light of our understanding.
But God has given us light…that light is His Word…it is a Lamp unto our Feet, allowing us to walk the path of the Soul upright, exploring its mysteries in Truth, giving us understanding of this tear stained journey of life that points the way home to GOD, ONLY through FAITH in the LIFE, DEATH, RESURRECTION and ASCENSION and 2ND COMING of HIS SON JESUS. The MESSIAH of Israel and The CHRIST of HIS One True Church.