“Then thou shalt see, and flow together …” ~ Isaiah 60:5aWhen the light is turned on we can see. When it is dark we stumble and sometimes we fall, simply because we cannot see. We go this way and that, not knowing which is the way. We seem to go a dozen directions at once. One direction, chosen in fear, only leads to more fear. Another, chosen in confusion, leads to more confusion. We are out of balance. Out of perspective. We are perplexed and divided and acting as though we are several people instead of one. We confuse ourselves and those around us. We are confusion. It is dark. Our roads leading to nowhere are all dead end streets. Isaiah still cries to us, cleaving the “clear stone” again: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee … Then thou shalt see, and flow together.” Perplexities and stumblings and personality quirks and character contradictions and wrong directions and wasted efforts all “flow together” as we are brought into wholeness in Christ. “… The darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.” Balance is back, perspective is clear. We are no longer a bundle of contradictions. We have been unified. The stray ends are tied. “I am come a light into the world …” We can see now. And we can flow together.
Then thou shalt see, and flow together