The title of this last segment in our series we’ve called, “Made For This Moment,” is “What Goes Around Comes Around.”
Now, understand that I am not talking about karma. “Karma” is a concept
that originates in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism who define karma as the
total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of
his or her existence. Some even think of Karma as getting what you deserve as
you pass through this life. Instead, I want us to have a very clear
understanding that is NOT what I mean with this title, and that is not
where we will be going this week, either.
What we will be thinking about as we conclude this larger study of
Esther is what the Bible would call the principle of Sowing and Reaping. In a
practical sense, here in the Midwest and the Great Plain States, we know that if
you sow corn, you will not reap a harvest of soy beans; if you sow wheat, you will
not reap a harvest of grapes. It just does not and cannot work that way.
However, when it comes to the spiritual things, we can observe that
sometimes we sow love and peace and harvest hatred and violence. But, as
followers of Jesus, we are called to trust Him no matter what, to be assured
that He sees and knows everything, and we are to trust Him to keep the books (we
learn this from the Bible). We also learn that spiritual harvest sometimes
takes longer to mature than physical harvest. We can see what is happening in
the physical realm and at times mistake it for what is happening in the
spiritual. We see some of the vile, dirty things that happen in our world and
know that we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg to all the evil that is
really happening in the darkness, where we cannot see it.
What I’m interested in is the answer to this question…
When will we KNOW?
When will all that has been done in darkness be brought into the light?
When will all the wrongs be made right?
And here’s an even more vital question: What about ME? What about YOU? When will all of OUR darkness come to light? And our wrongs, be made right?