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Topic: ZENITH (04/21/16)
- TITLE: The Elusive Zenith
By Daniel Rae
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I was a new member to a site online called "Faithwriters.com".
I'd been recommended to go there, to this site designed specifically for Christian writers. Recommended by an exceptional source.
I'm not familiar with a multitude of grammar, nor a formidable history of published material.
I came to FaithWriters with zero expectations, but considerable hope. My tight knit circle of families and friends had been very supportive about my writing. They knew me. They knew the bulk of the references and characters. They were encouraging, to say the least.
But writing, particularly as an Evangelistic outlet, is a tough nut to crack. Unlike the traditional pulpit, writing is primarily non-responsive. There's no captive audience. It's like labouring over your most heartfelt words, then manoeuvring them into a balloon. Then letting that balloon sail wherever it may. Normally such a balloon will exist for less than an hour, as it exits complimentary zones of oxygen. But the balloon never pops once it reaches elevations of 20-30,000 ft. It simply deflates and falls to earth, most certainly far from its departure site. And most dishearteningly, with zero fanfare.
But as true Faithwriters we don't write for the masses. We write for the possibility that a singular soul finds Christ through the words He lays upon us. That must always be the goal. For a single soul saved, is more precious than throngs that don't seek Him.
We serve a Saviour that is the impetus of Faithwriters.com. He is a majestic and befuddling Lord. He exists in a realm that we find difficult to enter. Not because of Him who welcomes us with open arms. Rather because we can't justify, even to ourselves, our right to be there with Him.
So we do our best to write about Him. We purpose to serve Him. We struggle, on a day to day basis, to live up to His standards. To exemplify Him. To somehow do the impossible ; that being to enjoy Him as a Saviour that left splendour, just to walk in our shoes.
But herein lies our greatest fault.
He didn't accept us as we might one day be. He didn't disclude us from His presence, subject to remarkable behaviour on our part. Rather He accepted us as we are, in fact He celebrates our disfunction and our inability to succeed in Him. For in this world of misconception, false gods and unmitigated idolatry, there's a singular Man that knocked down all the walls that in our confusion, we continue to try to rebuild ; a Saviour that knew, well before He hung the orbits, that we would one day, you and I, sit here discouraged by our growth in Him ; by our inability to overcome every sin we are enslaved by.
He knew that already, like a father or a mother knows that failure is a necessary building block to success. He's like you and I, for we were created in His image. Like us, He watches His children struggle, perhaps even weeps when He sees us flounder, frequently lost even in our vain efforts to reconcile with Him.
The Zenith is a subliminal state. An undefined moment in time when everything we've ever known or dreamt of, manifests before our eyes and deep within our hearts.
And with no doubt whatsoever, our Saviour is there, simultaneously welcoming each and everyone of us Home ; a perfect example of The Father that unconditionally waits, biding his time, till once again we can rest in Him.
Sometime in 2016.
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