Returning to the basket of words after a small break.
The next word we are exploring today is LIGHT.
Dictionary.com said: Light: something that makes things visible.
Illuminating agent of radiance, daybreak or dawn.
To cause a face to brighten with joy.
“a smile lit up her face. Her presence lighted up the room.”
To brighten with animation or joy.
To come to light, discover or reveal something
See the light and begin to accept or understand a point of view.
Seems like a simple word, yet the bible has 263 results for that word.
Significant isn’t it?
Light. Jesus said: I am the light of the world whoever follows me
will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12
That is a wonderful promise.
Have you ever walked into a room with no light? I have.
Until the light bulb gets replaced it is very scary and feels unsafe.
What looks ‘good in the day time’… looks and feels different in the dark, you can’t trust it or know something won’t hurt you.
When I walk outside I cannot feel safe until I see a light to make the path more clear.
We can walk in the light or the dark. Our choice.
To see the light and begin to accept or understand a point of view
is not easy in fact it is challenging to our belief system.
Jesus said: For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see
your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
I do believe light is an important word.
In the Old Testament it is mentioned 174 times and in the New Testament 89 times.
If God thought it important enough to have it that many times in the word, then I must hold the light close and allow it to enter into my life and my heart.
“See to it, then that the light within you is not darkness.” Luke 11:35
“The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that shed’s light on ones inmost being.” Proverbs 20:27
“You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.” Psalm 90:8
“My heart pounds, my strength fails me, even the light has gone from my eyes.” Psalm 38:10
“Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.” Proverbs 15:30
As I read these I am reminded that God wants us to be in the light.
To be be bright with animation and joy.
Is there anyone you can be LIGHT to today?
“Light in a messenger’s eyes
bring JOY to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.”