Thursday, July 10, 2014

Light is a game-changer

When I got to work the other day, I flipped on the light switch and noticed right away there was a big change in my office. Kaj, our custodian, had changed the light bulbs above my desk.

What a huge difference!  All day, I sat in wonder because I could now. Really. See. It was so much easier to read my computer monitor and to do my work simply because I could now effortlessly see. It's so funny that I didn't even realize how dim the room was because the light bulbs gradually gave out less light.

Light is a game-changer.

It's amazing what you can see in the light.  For instance, often when we have a snowfall, the skies are cloudy and gray while flakes are tumbling down.  After the snow has fallen, the sun will burst through and turn the softly blanketed grounds into a glistening crystalline cover. It's the same snow, but the light made all the difference. 

My photo of Rend Lake
Before, the scenery was all home-y and cozy, then came the sun, and now everything dazzles and glistens. It becomes a feast for the eyes!

Another example I've frequently experienced is sunbeams glistening on the water.  What a dazzling display of light!  I've often imagined the beams looking like stars or even a stairway to heaven.  So beautiful and radiant!

In the same way, when Light comes to a life that has been experiencing dark times, it is just as dramatic as a sunrise. Things that should have been plain as day are now revealed to you. You smack yourself on the head saying, "why couldn't I see that before?" You couldn't see the obvious because your focus was wrong.  You were looking in the dark - in negative gloomy despair.  Truth can never be found there!

Like a moth to a flame, set your sights on being drawn to the true Light. He promises to be found if you look for Him.

Mama’s Losin’ It

This post was written in response to prompt 5.) A blog post inspired by the word: glistening.  To read more responses, visit Kat's blog, Mama's Losin' It.


Will said...

Amen! And like the light over your desk sometimes we the light in our lives grows faint so gradually we do not notice until it is truly dark. Here's to "seeing the light"!~May

betty said...

Absolutely the Light of the world will be found for all those that seek him! Great thoughts about light. Its one of those things that we take for granted until it is gone from us (like in a power outage and everything is dark).


Janice Trinh | Gathering Graces said...

Great inspiration and so true too! If only more people could see things this way, eh? ;-)

Melanie Cook said...

Great post. I think of the verse in Psalm 119 - "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." His light can guide us if we only let it.

Faith said...

I loved reading this and that photo of the lake is spectacular!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on light and the Light!!

Ceil said...

Hi Jerralea! What a beautiful study on light and 'glistening'. Congrats on the new bulbs in your office, you are so right! Light makes all the difference.

I also like moonlight. Even though it's a mere reflection of the sun, the moons light pierces the dark of night. So inspirational!
Happy Friday!

Betsy said...

What a difference a lightbulb makes!

Kenny said...

I love the other comments. Melanie Cook commented with Psalm 119. I love it. And I love the post.