Greetings, David here.
This week we are reflecting on light, if you’ll excuse the pun. Last Tuesday Rob wrote about this little light and how we choose to either hide our light away or display it. Light is never little though. It can’t be measured by size or quantity. It can be generally only be measured by the absence of darkness.
God separated light from darkness in the story of creation. When both exist there are shadows, more darkness more shadows, more light, less shadows. There is another creation story in the bible and it begins before Genesis:
In him was life, and that life was the light of all people. the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. – John 1
God appeared first as light, it was in Him and through Him, then in Genesis he separated light from darkness, and day from night.
Some questions for you to consider:
1. If God is light, and He calls us to be light, where are we shining?
2. What is it that people see when they see your light?
3. If you are hiding your light under a bushel, what is it that your are afraid of?
4. What are the shadows that fall behind you? What do you need to illuminate?
As you ponder, remember that no one is perfect, everything and everyone has cracks, but that is how the light gets in. The question is though, how will you let it out?
This week may you know this God is all about light. Will you let him shine his light into those areas of your life and heart that you have a question over? May you turn your face towards the sun, and as you do may your shadows fall far behind you.
Finally let me leave you with this quote from Marianne Williams: