Have you ever noticed that flowers and plants will always reach towards the sunlight? Put them in a dark room with one source of light, and they will bend in its direction. Keep them in darkness and they wither and die. But all they need is that kiss of light to energize them to life. God has ingrained in them the ability to seek the light which is their source of life. And so He has with us.
We live in that dark room. Just look around you. Read the news. Scroll social media. There is so much heartbreak and devastation. Greed and pride are the mainstay of the day. The human heart believe that it is the center of the universe. The weak are exploited and trafficked all over the world. Terrorist attacks are at an all-time high. Humanity is disregarding God’s standards and rewriting rules on sexuality, marriage, and gender. Those worshiped in America the most are the celebrities and athletes rather than the One who made them. We accumulate all we can and continue to long for more. Almost a million babies are killed each year because of the need for ‘pro-choice’. None of this is new; I realize that. And fortunately, this isn’t the complete story.
There is a source of light in our world of darkness. It’s not the human spirit. It’s the Holy Spirit. It’s not human power that draw the shades back to let light into the darkness. It’s the forces of humility and grace. We have a light. His name is Jesus. And those who follow Him reflect his light so that it pushes back even more of the darkness.
If you find yourself suffocating under the pressures of life. If you feel burdened and broken. If you’ve been wrecked by the harshness of this world. No matter how dark your room is, reach for the Light. He is your source of life. As you do, reflect His light in the world around you. Someone you know really needs it.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
John 8:12 (NLT)
Peace brothers and sister.