Geoffrey Holt, Pierced Metal Screen Inside Confessional, National Gallery of Art, NGO Image, Public Domain
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns (Philippians 1:6, NLT).”
If something is pierced, something else can penetrate through to the inside. If the something that is pierced is a panel made of a solid surface and light is on one side; light would be able to come through to the inside. Once light has traveled through the panel, light exists on both sides of the panel. As long as there is a light source, there will be light on the inside of the panel. If the piercings are done with intention and with purpose; a design is formed on the outside of the panel.
Our Lord is the “Light of the World.” Jesus spoke of his being the “Light” and offered himself as the “Light of life” that would negate our having to flounder in the darkness (John 8:12). Christ as light existed before time began and will not fade as time itself passes by (Colossians1:17). God is creating in us a masterpiece through the light of Christ penetrating the canvas panel with His purposes and design (Ephesians 2:10). Since He was pierced for our transgressions (Isaiah 53:5) the light of love and grace pierces through the panel of our life in each and every moment of His redeeming, sanctifying work in our lives. In every sin forgiven by His death on the cross, in ever teaching and convicting moment of His presence coming through the Holy Spirit and in every empowerment coming into our hearts by His love and grave; the Light our Lord penetrates the panel that is our life. In every moment of trusting and obedience as we live out our days, allows us to be remade to bear the image of the “Light” in us to give witness of His workmanship
We are remade with His hand here on this earth by His redeeming and sanctifying touch, so we might come into the place where there will be no need for the sun and the moon because the “Light of the World” is there (Revelation 21:22—27). Let us not be afraid of His plans and or His workmanship because as He has His way with us, we become His masterpiece. We will bear the mark of His workmanship on the panel that will be our life lived out.
Suggested Reading … Philippians 1