Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lacuna (Once Again)

Posted previously January 2008.

As seconds ticked
And minutes passed
The days turned to years
History was taking place

A glance from today
Shows something missing in history
A time when nothing happened
A time when all was still:
A lacuna

But I had to see
With my spiritual eyes
That the Lacuna
Was a period
When you showed again
That you alone
Are God

And that is why
When I think of time
When I think of days
I know assuredly
You are not bound by time.

The Inspiration
To the outsider, there were few explanations for why the fourth child of the Harrys came seven years after the third. Some guessed that boy was a mistake – the parents wanted 3 and he came when they did not expect. Some assumed it must have been strict birth control. The truth was that it was seven years when God showed Himself strong [2 Chronicles 16:9].

The Harrys had planned to have four children. Everything was going as planned. The children were coming after every two years. All of a sudden, from nowhere, tragedy hit them. Mrs. Harrys fell ill, suffering from an illness doctors could not cure. Mr Harry lost his very comfy job. Life seemed to be a nightmare.

It was seven years of hoping on God for healing. It was seven years of having faith for a better tomorrow. It was seven years of finding out who were friends and family. It was seven years of getting knowledge and understanding which no education can give. Knowledge and understanding that with God, nothing is impossible [Luke 1:37]. It was seven years of experiencing God for themselves.

This reminded me of the word “Lacuna” that is why I entitled this message so. Geologists call Lacuna a gap, a break in normal sequence, a period when nothing can be traced. In life, there appears to be Lacunae, periods when it seems nothing is happening, days are going by and your desires seem further away. And when you look back, it seems there is a break. For instance, you leave school and after 4 years you do not have a job. You might feel your life is meaningless those 4 years and then continues when you get the job. With God, there is no break in sequence, there is no gap. He is always there. And every moment matters to Him.

But you must not forget this one thing: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think [2 Peter 3:8-9]. Speaking of time, the scientists (geologists) have proven that plant life started before animal life, but separated by thousands (or millions) of years. They have also proven that man came to earth after all other life forms.

These confirm the sequence of the account of the creation [Genesis 1: 1-31]. Yet what they call thousands and millions of years is nothing but a day in the eyes of God.

When the Harrys look at their last child, the child of the seven-year lacuna, they are reminded of God’s faithfulness [Deuteronomy 7:9]. He truly watches over His word to perform it [Jeremiah 1:12]. He has said that He is the Lord that heals you [Exodus 15:26]. He said He has heard your prayers and seen your tears [2 Kings 20:5]. He said He has washed away your sins [Isaiah 1:18]. He said He is the one who teaches you to profit and leads you in the way you should go [Isaiah 48:17]. He has said that His thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways His ways [Isaiah 55:8].

Yes, there were days when they wondered if there was God. There were moments when their lips almost confessed that they were forsaken. There were days when they came close to doubting the efficacy of the word of God. Every sunrise was a reminder of the pain they were going through. Yet every crack of dawn brought a new day of hope, expecting everyday. They lived each day as it came and they saw the end of their trials.

Tomorrow you may look back at today and realize it is one of the days of a lacuna in your life. But more importantly, it is one day that the Lord has given you, to take you closer to your destiny, to take you closer to the realization of your desire. He is faithful that promised. A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think [2 Peter 3:8-9].

There is nothing like experiencing God for yourself. Remain Blessed.


Scarlet said...

Its only once the "lacuna" periods in my life passed that I realised it was for a purpuse.while going tru tough time,things sometimes seem so hopless like it will never end. But I hold on to my past experience cuz no matter what has come my way /od has seen me tru. Not in my time but in his time.

jhazmyn said...

I guess its so for a lot of us scarlet...but whats most important is that we learn to sing praises even in the midst of the seeming down times, that we learn to count our blessings even when it feels like we're empty, that we learn to give importance to Him who is more important that the issues, even when our issues try to overwhelm us...i'm learning that.

Thanks for this've you been

Writefreak said...

Lacuna! Sometimes it feels like time has stopped...or like the days are just moving by! But one day, one day, God steps in...and all those years are long forgotten!

Thanks, i needed this today!

Fragilelooks said...

yeah, i couldn't agree more. i've had some of those moments in my daily struggle to be that which i'm yet to become. life is nothing without the creator.

Favoured Girl said...

What an inspiring poem and story. Indeed a thousand years is like a day to God, and there is a purpose for every wilderness season we go through in life. It is later when we look back that we see how God worked His purpose, shaped our character and carried us through the dark days.

Hope you are doing great Rita.

Enkay said...

If only we could just keep our eyes fixed on Him all the time, I believe those periods of 'lacuna' would not last so long.

He's faithful!

akaBagucci said...

should have been first here... a problem with my browser blew that out of the water...

Dovetails nicely with Believer's post.. its all about the perspective... in the long run..

Myne Whitman said...

God is always faithful even when it doesn't seem so. Lacunas are for a time and a purpose. Thanks for sharing...

Kafo said...

too true
this is for real

n life, there appears to be Lacunae, periods when it seems nothing is happening, days are going by and your desires seem further away.

thanks i really needed this today

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Lovely post as always! "Lacunas" don't las long and it is indeed for a purpose...Thank God...I needed that!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Hey luv,

yup we must lean to sing praises, wether we are experiencing the good, bad or ugly.

And to your question, yes you can use the article on praise... I'm glad you are enjoying the praise series.. may God forever be glorified..
How u doing gir? xx

Thirty + said...


"Lacuna" thank God for the Lacuna I am experiencing and thanks for sharing.

David C Brown said...

It is a great blessing to be link to an eternal God - who has operated in time for our blessing. In Christ He has even in a sense been bound by time in the fulness of His grace.

Uzezi said...

the 'lacuna' periods r always for a purpose. it is important that at these times, our faith should be steadfast. God is never late. HE is always on time

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