Today is once again almost over and I’m doing my 11th hour thankful Post!
Again, not that I have nothing to be thankful— just that today didn’t quite go as I had expected. And when I sat down to post, I was NOT in the frame of mind to write anything meaningful!
Some days I think I’m just thankful this day is almost over!! CANCEL CLEAR!!
Today... today I’m thankful for Light.
When I was younger, I was afraid of the dark. Maybe that’s why I’m always so surprised that my children enjoy sleeping in the dark! I still like to sleep with some sort of light in the room.
The thing about light is that there are so many different kinds of light! Light can be a lamp, a candle, a flashlight all of these are lights. Light can be the rain fading and the sun shining bright.
And none of these is MORE light than the other. All are equally light— different brightness, but all light nonetheless.
I remember a trip into the jungle when I was in high school. You’ve not seen or experienced darkness until you’ve been where there’s NO light! Wen we went to bed, it was so dark you could NOT see your hand in front of your face. One of our friends woke up and freaked out when she could not see. We all talked and assured her we couldn’t see either. And you know how much light it took to make the darkness go? Just a tiny light from a small flashlight was all the light needed to push the darkness out of the room and relieve her fears.
And I think of Jesus, the Light of the world. The light IN each of us. And I think of all the talk of darkness in the world. And I wonder WHY when people see the news all around they don’t see the light.
I remember singing “This Little Light of Mine” when I was a child. You know... This little light of mine... I’m gonna let it shine... MAYBE we got that song ALL WRONG! Maybe we sang a song about shining that diminished our light. Maybe we declared that our light was small and insignificant! Maybe we should have been singing— This HUGE amazing Light of the World shining in me, I’m going to let it shine! I’m going to choose to BE Light! I’m going to choose to let others see God in Me! Because that’s what we’re really doing right? We’re not s