Light infiltrates a forest. Its fingers spreading wider as it turns from spotlight to flood.
What began as just a small reveal soon illuminates everything. That’s how light works if we let it in.
Brightness beams its way into each day. We may not always see or sense it if our eyes or soul are dulled.
God sends His presence forth in rain and thunder, blaze of creation’s beauty and soft foggy breath of subdued sunlight.
There isn’t a place, space or person that can remain permanently indifferent to His penetrating, laser-light gaze.
Light will find a way to penetrate our days. The tiniest crack in the surface of things becomes an opening to grace.
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen lyrics from ‘Anthem’
God loves us too much to leave us alone to stew in our situations, or become derailed by challenging circumstances.
As our loving heavenly Father, He cares tenderly and compassionately about how His children are and how we feel.
I’ve been laid low lately with increasing physical and mental health challenges. It’s still hard at times to see the positive.
Each day is a fight to choose joy. To choose hope over despair, courage to go on instead of discouragement to grind to a halt.
Being mortal can seem like a burden on days when I yearn for a life beyond the one I am living. Maybe you’ve been there too?
But God… – two of the most important words in the universe – reminds me that you and I are birthed for a reason, here for such a time as this, destined for a purpose we can barely sense or taste the fullness of even as we’re living it.
All God asks is that we allow His Light and Love admittance, one small sliver at a time, letting it warm our hearts, restore gratitude and illuminate the path before us.
As God shines His goodness and grace into our hearts we begin to see how our very weakness and brokenness, the cracks in our earthly existence, are the means by which He enters in. So there is hope for us all.
A small reveal
There’s a sliver of light
snaking through these dark
curtains of discouragement
Barely a beam can be seen
but a softening ray may
just be discernible
It’s thawing shivers of ice
Cracking the surface
of seen things, making way
for the Unseen realm
to penetrate my
feelings of overwhelm
We think we need a road
to Damascus experience
But sometimes God shines
a tiny, subdued light instead
Enough for us to see and kneel
marvelling at this small reveal
How is God revealing Himself to you in this season?
What helps to keep you stable in life’s storms?