Atomic Jesus Supernaturalist
The Still Small Voice in Passing Time
Even though most of planet Earth's human population no longer believes it happened, the worst and longest "rainy day" ever was the forty days and nights of torrential downpour and upheaval that God visited upon this globe during the days of Noah. In those days, God used the element of water to wipe the face of the Earth clean. Supernaturally speaking, a stench of the evil doings mankind had gotten up to in those days had reached the highest heaven. God employed the universal solvent called "water" to eradicate the problem.
Today, arguing over whether or not The Great Flood happened is a cottage-industry involving several areas of scholarly discipline.
Where the Intent and Will of almighty God are concerned, rigorous scholarly discipline of human creatures is meaningless if its premise begins with questioning God's power to do not only as He will but also as He (in His Christ-manifestation) has lately promised.
For as long as anyone can remember, the measure of time called a year has been the standard measure of a human lifetime. From birth-to-death, the experience of a human creature on planet Earth is measured in years. No other creature of Earth "counts the days" the way mankind (male and female) does.
Consciousness of passing time ought to be a Soul's first hint of eternity's portent. Instead, it gives occasion for many to fear growing old and to deny, for as long as possible, that the end of all things in this atomic world is decay, decrepitude, death, and annihilation.
To help those with enough sense to appreciate the magnitude of this horrifying predicament, God manifested Himself on the ground of planet Earth in the form of a man known as Jesus of Nazareth. This act of God's generous providence was foreseen and foretold for (literally) thousands of years before it actually happened--now a scant two-thousand years ago.
Jesus of Nazareth declared that He had come into this world to "bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim that the time of the Lord's favor has come."
The hard-hearted ignorance of mankind (male and female) lulls more than a few into believing they are alone in a hostile universe where disaster, destruction, and death may occur at any moment. The child's innocent heart is drowned in a flood of ancient fears. The essential simplicity of the present predicament should not be confused with the complexes and complexities of modern living. More than a few living Souls are now drowning in worries and fears that God Man Christ took upon HIMSELF and then said, "Come to me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest." Trying to carry the weight of the world without God's Help will grind a living Soul to powder.
Human creatures who deny the Sovereignty of God in Christ shift the burdens of terror and worry which are endemic to this decaying atomic world from the Christ-man back onto themselves.
Refraction of light through droplets of water in the atmosphere sometimes creates a rainbow. This colorful display is an ancient reminder: a reminder that God Himself has promised to refrain from using water again as a means to scour evil from the face of the Earth. However, there are other elements equally effective as cleansing agents.
Prophet Elijah was made to witness God's summary creative power in a great wind, a thundering earthquake, and a consuming fire. The 19th chapter of First Kings in Hebrew/Christian Scripture tells the tale in straightforward language.
People today who take inordinate pride in their own concepts of "wisdom and understanding" ought not to ignore the profound implications contained by the conclusion of Elijah's experience with these elements.
God is not in the earthquake, the wind, or the fire. God is in "the still, small voice." As God-man Christ Jesus of Nazareth said many times in His most recent and most widely publicized manifestation on Earth: "He that has ears to hear, let him hear."
This page was created on October 5th 2002.
Atomic Jesus Supernaturalist