Saturday, January 08, 2011

Life In the Light

Darkness hides yucky things. Oh, the things that go bump in the dark are more real than we want to think.

Darkness leaves us stumbling through life until the years are wasted and all we've done is wander. When it's all but dribbled away we can still step into the light and start walking a clear path. How much better that is than stubbing toes, running into walls, or ending up in the wrong room.

Darkness has no sparkle. The fool's gold's glimmer has subsided and is no more. There is no light to bring back it's glimmer. We learn too late that we bought the lie. Darkness is like a black hole, drawing us near until we fall into an utter lack of light. Immense absence of light. A horrible existence void of sight.

A dear friend just reminded me of Plato's cave -- upon emergence from the cave the light is frightening, blinding at first, and excruciatingly painful, but one must get over the initial fear and pain to discover the sun as the source of light that enables one to see.

Darkness robs us of sight, of clarity. It allows deception, allows formlessness to become reality in our minds.

It is weird. It is unpleasant, but those accustomed to it learn to cower from light. Oh, may I never hide from true Light.

Common sense would say: Don't hide in dark corners or you will soon adjust to the diminished ability to see. Your eyes will no longer accept the entrance of light without pain and effort; you will be more comfortable with not seeing. That is a sorry way to live life. Devastatingly sad. The end is more to be pitied than the sorrows and affliction that accompany many who walk in the light.

"By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible." Hebrews 11.24-26
Now that's the kind of sight I want to have -- so keen and sensitive that the Son shining on that which is invisible becomes sight for me.

"Lord, let me walk in the light. Let me be honest before You, refusing the deceptions of darkness, declining to agree with pretense and lie. Oh, let my eyes see the path of righteousness and the beauty of truth that surrounds You. Oh, King of Light, defeat every dark spirit around me. Bring Your light that reveals the dark deceptions of the prince of darkness. Amen and amen."


Blogger Jenn said...

Amen to your prayer!! thank you for all your insight.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is faithful. So appreciate your words.

9:41 PM  

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