The light of our lives, Part 1

“I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 29:20, The Message)

Shine a light away from you in a semi-dark room. You see a circle of light on anything solid, but do you see the beam in midair?  Light beams will be invisible to you when the air is clear. Does that mean they aren’t there? Of course not. When there is dust, water, or other particles in the air, light beams reflect off of them and can be seen.

Sometimes we have the misconception that if we are Christians, our lives will be filled only with wonderful blessings. But it’s easy to forget about God’s invisible, ever-present light in good times. When things get rough and unsettled, our atmosphere fills with debris, and his light is evident all around us.

“He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth.” (2 Samuel 23:4, NIV)

Gray—my life is devoid of color. My responsibilities demand energy, but I have none. More out of habit than hope, I glance out of the window just as the sun finds a little hole in the clouds and plays a sparkling game with the ice. It lasts only a moment, but when I turn back to work, my step is light.

God is waiting to empower you to get past the gray no matter how difficult the circumstance. It’s when you are at the end of yourself that God can do his best work. Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” There’s hope. God is on your side.

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