Friday, December 20, 2019

Carpe Diem's Seven Days Before Christmas 2019 (2) light

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

"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. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness." (Genesis 1: 1-4, King James Bible)

What a joy it is to read these first lines of the Holy Bible. God, our Creator, created us Light. With that He provided us with the separation of "day and night", and figurely spoken ... we are now in the dark part of the year, on the Northern Hemisphere, but on the other side of our planet it's the light part of the year .... Isn't that a strange thing? At the same time we have light and darkness. If we look deeper in this matter ... we will see that with that we can say ... it's an everlasting "battle" between light and darkness. Not only in nature, but also in humanity ...

We all know that all around the world there is sadness and war, illness and death. Will that change someday? I don't think so, because that will disturb the balance as created by our Creator. He created the Light and the Dark ... that balance gives us inner peace and it gives us all we need to live our life.

Let There Be Light

As I was doing my research for this episode I ran into a nice revalation. Let us look again at the line: "and there was light". In the Torah, the phrase in Genesis 1:3 which is typically translated in English as "let there be light" is in Hebrew וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי אוֹר; ויְהִי אוֹר (wayyō’mer ’ĕlōhîm yəhî ’ôr wayəhî-’ôr). And there we see something very nice ... In the Hebrew translation "light" is written as "elohim" and "elohim" means "Mighty One". It is not only used of the one true God but is also used on occasion to refer to human rulers, judges, and even angels.

"Elohim" is by the way a neutral plural and points towards all and everything ... as we bring it back to our theme "Light" ... than the Light is in everyone and everything, so that makes us all part of Gods first action ... "let there be light".

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snow falls

© Chèvrefeuille (experimental haiku)

Let there be light in your lives and let there be light in our life during the Holiday season, ... let there be light all around us, let there be light in our creativity ...

Let there be light in your Haiku, Tanka or other Japanese poetry form ... Let there be light ... we are all part of Gods Creation ... shine your light upon your surroundings ...

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 25th at noon (CET). Have fun!