The first thing I will deal with is just a word il·lu·mi·nate [v. ih-loo-muh-neyt; adj., n. ih-loo-muh-nit, -neyt] Show IPA verb, -nat·ed, -nat·ing, adjective, noun...verb (used with object)
1. to supply or brighten with light; light up.
2. to make lucid or clear; throw light on (a subject).
3. to enlighten, as with knowledge....that word...illumination...and even there, I begin with the definition of that word, and I will move forward from that point.
Unity...A Building Project
Reference Scripture....The Book of Nehemiah
I just completed a a building project. I didn't have and shelf space in my bathroom for towels and washcloths and the like, and didn't have the space to really put them anywhere else. I was presented with another problem as well. I didn't have the money that I needed to by all the materials that I needed to build the shelves. So I went on a scavenger hunt. You know they say that one man's junk is another man's treasure...well let me tell you I can be a treasure hunter if I need to be. I came across a discarded book shelf and some old paneling and a couple of 2X4's. I got some stuff from here, there and just about everywhere...got my tools out and went to work building me some shelves for my bathroom, and hooked it up! I went out and found everything that I needed, and put it all together and now, I have a place for my towels, washcloths and whatever else I want to put on them. God does us the same way. He brings us together from everywhere and anywhere...cleans us, cuts us, puts us together and paints us up to make up the Body of Christ. That's what love will do!
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King JR.
illumination,the use of light as a symbol is universal and deep with meaning... if saturated with shades and nuances of meaning and significance, i will never truely understand illumination fully ..the light is blinding.. as i live and travel in this world .. the clarity can also be as vague as well.. the revelation we look for sometime is still obsure.. god bless you for allowing me to reflect .. this day is cloudy for me.. and clear as well..i am in a prayerful mood ..because if illumination doesnot come to people mind and hearts we have some dark days ahead..!!