I was at my desk, working on my computer this afternoon,
when I looked up to see this incredible display of light
dancing in the treetops outside my office window!
My heart sang to the same melody as I thanked God for this blessing.
I was so aware that a moment earlier or later... I would have missed it.
I am so thankful for light and how it displays the glory of the Lord
whether it's brilliant sunlight, peaceful moonlight or twinkling stars!
I am not only thankful for the lights in the sky
but also for the lights that help make my house a home...
electric lights, flickering candles and logs burning in the fireplace.
But most of all... I am thankful that God is Light
and that He sent Jesus to be the Light of this world
and the Light of my life... and yours!
The Lord is my Light and my Salvation;
whom shall I fear?
I am not the same person I used to be because of His Light.
When God shines His Light... the Light of His Word and His love...
into our hearts, darkness has to leave. Lies give way to truth.
Hate gives in to love. Worry yields to faith.
Death surrenders to Life. And we are changed forever.
And just as the sunlight brilliantly broke through the storm clouds today...
and danced in the treetops... so He does in our hearts.
Today Lord, I pray for the Light of Your Word to continue to be my guide
and the Light of Your Love to shine brighter than ever
in me and through me for your glory. Amen.