Shine a light in a semi-dark room. When the light hits a solid surface it will appear as a circle of light, but can you see the beam in midair? Light beams will be invisible to you when the air is clear. But, does that mean the light isn’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 wonderfully blessed and therefore our air will be clear of any debris. But that’s not the way it is.
It would be easy to forget about God’s invisible, ever-present light in good times. However, when things get rough and unsettled, our atmosphere fills with fragments, and his light is evident all around us.
2020 has been a rough year for many of us. How do we focus on His light in our lives? Start with praise, even if you don’t want to. If you can’t think of anything to praise God about, read a psalm out loud or sing along with a praise song. Keep praising and your will remember: Nothing can separate me from the love of God.
Pray with me: Lord, when I am gasping for breath, scared, dodging the rubble in my life, speak to me and help me to see your light. Let me focus on how your light shine in my life rather than focusing on the debris. Amen