Let’s face it wintertime in Wisconsin means it gets dark early. I mean at 4:30! What a challenge to endure dark evenings for months on end. We do not enjoy dark. We find ways to occupy us during the dark time, but few truly enjoy darkness as a retreat. We were made in God’s image. God is light and gives light. When we are in a lighted place we are less tense, less afraid and less alone. As we look to understand who God is, we need to understand he is light. His presence warms and enlightens. He brings clarity and vision. He uncovers the lost and hidden. He grants joy in times where darkness would otherwise deflate and depress.
We need to come into his light. We also need to relax in the clarity it brings. His light often exposes imperfections in us. That is OK. That is the only way we can correct them. But his light also exposes the beauty and wonder that is life and is YOU. He brightens and turns the journey into an amazing journey. When we finally grasp and embrace the beauty of God and his light, then we can move forward in confidence and peace–even on treacherous grounds. Help me, Lord to recognize, embrace and walk in the light that is you, and that you have provided.
God Bless You
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light
14. And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.
The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”