Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Light In The Dark

In the middle of the night, a few weeks ago, I went in to tend to my crying infant son. As I was rocking him, I noticed how the tiny green LED light on his monitor was incredibly bright in his pitch dark room.
I began thinking and pondering on this tiny light and it struck me as being very similar to the light of Christ. When our worlds are dark and silent, even the tiniest light is noticeably bright (and maybe blinding to a sleepy mother’s unadjusted eyes). But how often do we muddle up our lives with other “brighter” lights that become so much more important. We become so preoccupied with bills, dishes, dirty diapers, bath time, soap operas, Facebook, etc. (yes, that was a confession), that we fail to notice the tiniest, most important light of all… Christ.
He will not intrude on our lives, and force himself in as a blinding light… remember that he will knock on the door of our heart, but will enter only when invited.

Lord, help me to focus on the light of Your love. Make the yearning in my heart for you stronger than it has ever been before. Guide me through this day and every day. It is in Your holiest name I pray. Amen.