(First posted August 2017)
Sam and his little sister Monica sat on the stairs, holding and consoling each other. They were hungry, lonely, and afraid. They lived with their mother and father who were nowhere to be found. They were afraid to leave each other to get food even though the kitchen refrigerator was filled with their favorite foods and desserts. But neither one of them had the courage to go to the kitchen.
Then, all of a sudden, they heard footsteps coming from the other room, and then with a flick of a switch, the lights came on. “Sweeties, what are you doing?” Why are you sitting alone in the dark?” their father asked. The children responded by hunching their shoulders. Father asked, “Did you read my note? I stated because you were napping, I didn’t want to disturb you so I left food on the table for your dinner and if you needed anything just come to the office to get me. Did you read it?” asked their father? “I also told you in my note your mother took a nap in the next room and she asked you awaken her if you needed anything; did you read my note?” their father asked again. Then with his gentle arms, their father escorted both of them from the stairs and gently guided them into the kitchen where they enjoyed their favorite foods and desserts. Monica and Sam felt safe and all of their worries and fears just vanished away. Why do you think so? There is a beautiful message in this little story, did you figure it out?
Jesus came into our hearts and souls to be ‘Light in our Darkness.’ There are many times in our lives we don’t understand, we feel lost, confused, and afraid, but we don’t turn the light on by turning to our Lord within us. So we sit cuddled up with fear, worry, sadness, depression, or disappointment in the corner of our minds. Or worse than that, we take matters into our own hands by handling them in the flesh. If we would only turn to Him, we will see the love notes of His love all around us. His love notes of His still small voice. His love notes in His word will always tell us where He is and what to do. His love notes remind us we are never alone and just call to Him; He is always near, facing our circumstances with us. Even though we don’t see Him with our natural eyes, the fact remains, HE IS AN EVER PRESENT LORD, ALWAYS PRAYING WITH US AND GUIDING US! How many times do we stumble around in the darkness trying to figure out the next course of action instead of turning to the Lord or asking, “Lord, how do you want us to handle this situation?” He always knows the best course of action and the Father’s purposes in our lives because we don’t. Here are a few scriptures which came to my heart that may shed light on our story.
John 1:9 (Amplified) – There it was – JESUS CHRIST THE TRUE LIGHT (the genuine, perfect, steadfast (Light) which comes into the world to enlighten everyone.
John 1:5 (Amplified) – The Light shines on in the darkness and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it, appropriate it or absorb it (and is unreceptive to it).
2 Corinthians 4:6 (Amplified) – For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to GIVE US THE LIGHT of the knowledge of the glory and majesty of God [clearly revealed] in the face of Christ.
Psalm 36:9 (Amplified) – For with You (Lord) is the fountain of life [the fountain of life-giving water]; In Your light we see light. (We gain clarity, understanding, and find rest for our minds)
Jesus, came to not only give us light but to be OUR LIGHT. I love Him… My Light! I turn to Him every moment of the day when I don’t understand what to do or how to handle the little things in life. He is so AMAZING! Whenever we turn to Him, His ways are always just PERFECT! Even when they may not appear to be that way. In a world filled with darkness, chaos, hatred, many voices competing for our attention, and fear; HE IS THE LIGHT THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT… NO NEVER!
HE IS OUR LIGHT IN EVERY SITUATION…WE NEVER HAVE TO WALK OR HIDE IN DARKNESS EVER AGAIN!