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OnCallinCultureBlogContest Winner:KatelynSwiatek

There can be nothing in the universe that fails to express, to incarnate, the revela on of the thought of God. AbrahamKuyper Godiseverywhereamongus,Heistheveryairwebreathe.Heisthesunandwindthatbrushes againstourskin.TheearthisconsumedwithHimHeisinescapable.Althoughmanhastriedto releasethegripofHisSovereignrealityforthousandsofyears,Godremains.Therefore,amongstthe truthofmansrebellion,Godcon nuestomakeHispresencerelevantandobnoxious,yetthecrowds con nuetohardentheirheartstotheirMaker.IsitthatmanisopposedtothebeautythatGodoers insuchadarkworld?WhyismansofearfulofcomingfacetofacewiththeOnewhoknewthem beforetheircrea on?IsitthepowerofGodthatin midatesmanssoul,constantlyscratchingagainst theenvythatplagueshim?Whateveritmightbe,wearealltoholdanaccounttoourMakerandin theendthepaththatmanhastriedtoavoidwillconfronthimanddeterminehisdes ny. Therefore,amongstthistruth,isthereanyothermodeofexistenceotherthanonethatgloriesmy Lord?Notforme.Wecanbecaughtinthetumultuouswavesthatbarrageoursoulsorwecanpro claimthepowerthatwasgiventousbychoosingtobelieveintheOnewhostoodbeforeusandwillstandforeternity.Insteadof runningfrommytruth,IhavelearnedthatthecallingthathasbeensetbeforememusttranslateintomyloveforChrist.That lovebeginsintheobserva onofthebeautythatHeoersusinthislife.Un lwecansuccumbtothatbeautyandpowerthathas beensetbeforeus,wearetobeovercomebythewavesofinsanity.Itisourdutytostandbeforetheworldandproclaimour truth.Wearetoempowerthemtoliveouttheirtruth,intheendgiving glorytotheOnewhomadeitall. Whatisthepassionthathastormentedyoursoulorhasstartedtoweighonyourheart?MaywetestthisdesireagainsttheOne whocreateditandmaywemoveinthedirec oninwhichHeispullingoursoul.Theghtwillneverend,rejectyourfearand sorrow,andpushforwardtoyourtruth.Learntograsptheedgeoflifeandknowthatyoutoo,areuntouchable.Heisinall things,includingyou,thereforeexistinthestateofpowerandgracewhichhasbeenbestoweduponyourhead.TodenyGod,is todenylife.

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