Friday, November 2, 2018

Reflections on a Dawning

Awaiting new birth and a fiery new life from the waters of creation. Blazing glory born of water. Emerging from and triumphing victorious over the Duat that it descended into and traveled through. What a marvelous sight to witness. Many millions here have barely to look to be part of it, but only a small handful are willing to wait for what the crescent moon overhead announces is arriving. All creation testifies of this path, this cycle. The moon will travel the same path of the ecliptic today, constantly pointing to the sun as it precedes it. In the coming days, she will incrementally draw closer and closer until she returns to his location in the heavens, then jointly traveling together, her presence perfectly veiled. Even the darkness of my own shadow testifies of the light given. There is great contrast. This light illuminates and gives understanding of the true nature of creation around. Even if I close my eyes, I can discern its presence and direction. The light is sometimes veiled and diffuse, sometimes direct, stark and strong. The sun is unwavering, perfectly consistent in its path, his light granting life to all creation, whether acknowleged or not. 

"And I, God, said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night. And let them be for SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and for years. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth. And it was so. And I, God, made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. And the greater light was the sun and the lesser light was the moon."  (RE Genesis 2:6)

Signs make representations, allow us to reflect on their meaning. 

"For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God. Yea, behold, the DAY of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end. For after this DAY of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the NIGHT of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed. Ye cannot say when ye are brought to that awful crisis that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this, for the same spirit you hearken to obey while living in the flesh shall, upon your death, have the same power to influence you to hearken unto that spirit in the next life." (RE Alma 16:37)

How many days has it been?