Monday, December 19, 2016

The Light

Isn’t Christmas a delightfully joyous time of the year! Glowing, radiant, bright, shining lights illumine our eyes, hearts, minds, and emotions as at no other time. If that were all there was to it, we could be most miserable of all women in the midst of the frivolity. All could be dull, dim, obscure and life could be meaningless.

But there is more! So much more! Jesus made a grand statement in the temple. He declared, “I am the Light of the world” (John 8:12). But the glorious Light was rejected by the majority, and dimness and dullness has hovered over the earth ever since.

I would like to make a practical application which has been my recent experience due to our move to this cozy apartment. Our large home had porches that hindered the sunlight from shining on our hard wood floors. The sunlight streams in on the dark bamboo floors of our present home exposing dust that I don’t see on overcast days and I’m mortified. The lesson for me from this often repeated experience keeps me on my spiritual tip- toes.  What do we do with the uncleanness in our hearts that the light of God’s Word continually exposes?  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). When the sunlight reveals dust on my floor, I run for the mop. Lord, please help us to be as quick to run to you and your word for the cleansing process to our dirty hearts.  “ The Lord is my light and my salvation…” (Psa. 27:1)

Dear friends, it is with regret that I am taking a leave from posting my blog. Since I ask the Lord to pass the lessons through the grid of my heart, I have profited so much from preparing them; even to the point of occasionally going back to old blogs for refreshment, correction, and challenge. I have other accomplishments to pursue and I can’t do them all at this time.

May God’s love, peace, and blessing be yours.                      

Norma Whitcomb