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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Space (01/23/06)

TITLE: Limitless with the Father
By Aileen Hill


Star Trek has been my favorite show especially the narrator’s introduction of these famous words “space the final frontier.” I actually ponder those infamous words in all likelihood of space as the ultimate end of all boundaries or limitation. Mankind continues to invest in great wealth and technology to research and explore the great mystery of space. One continues to research if such life form exists from other galactic regions while other explores the great wonders the universe holds. God, our Creator, took time to develop space as Genesis 1:1-2 declares that “in the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (KJV). Throughout Genesis chapter one, God orchestrated a period of time for his creation dividing the light, calling it “day” from darkness, calling it “night”; morning and evening the first day. God continue with his creation from day one to day five by separating the earth from the sea, having the earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed after his kind, his creation of different types of creatures by land, air and sea to produce and multiply. Then finally on the sixth day, God had us in mind when he uttered the command, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness” and gave blessing for man to become fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue the earth, and dominion over every creature. Once God was finish with his creation, God took time for himself to create space on the seventh day, i.e., rest from his labor.

Since God rest from his labor, we, as his creation, ought to do the same. However as Christians, we’ve fallen into a state of not having enough “space” with our heavenly Father. The hustle and bustle of today’s society can cause us to loose our space. We’ve become more stretch in our assignments, work load or demands in places of employment, at home, even in church functions that cause us to say – when will I have time with God?

Jesus didn’t find it hard to become distance and have space to commune with God. When Jesus compel his disciples to go to the other side by ship and sent the multitudes who followed him away, had space by going into the mountains to pray alone in the evening (Matthew 14:22-23, KJV). Jesus is found to pray all night to God in the mountains (Luke 6:12, KJV), and at the Garden of Gethsemane, he told his disciples, Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, to “sit here while I go and pray over there” (Matthew 26:36, NKJV). Jesus always finds a place of solitude during time of distress and to feel connected with the Father. If we as Christians find ourselves making these familiar statements, such as, “where does the time go”, “time sure flies” or “I need my own space” (in which I found myself saying from time to time), then we need to examine how we’ve allowed our space to become invaded with clutter and find seclusion from a world fill with anxiety. The word of God admonished us not to be ignorant that “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2Peter 3:8, KJV) Let us be “lost in space” with our Father, taking off the limits for his love is immeasurable; time with him is unrestricted -- we have all access with Him.

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Crista Darr01/31/06
Great message.
Virginia Gorg02/01/06
Good reminder of why we must spend time with our Lord. Watch your grammar and spelling (loose should be lose; God rest s/b rested). Thanks for this article.
Marilyn Schnepp 02/03/06
A little hint: To make it more 'Reader Friendly' - make the paragraphs shorter. Thank you for sharing.
Nina Phillips02/06/06
Oh I really loved the message all the way through.
Very comprehensive.
This is so true, and I appreciate you sharing-this is something I really think we should take to heart. Good advice in posts above too. God bless you! littlelight