Monday, September 24, 2007

Does it even matter?

Last week I had a thought that just has not left me. I just have to share this with you all. Have you ever noticed that light will ALWAYS have the victory over darkness? Never can you strike a match, turn the lights out and the darkness that envelops the room snuffs out the match. No. Never. My husband recently built what he calls, The Man Room. :) This is a shop that he seriously needed in order to be able to work on his many and sundry projects in. He did a beautiful job. He wanted it to be air tight, so at night he turned the light on inside and we walked around outside to see where the light was escaping from. This told him where he needed more insulation, caulking or whatever that stuff is he uses! But the point is, the light FINDS A WAY OUT! The light will have the last word, and will always reveal what is in the darkness.

Wonder how this applies to us everyday? The good you do is not lost in the sea of our chaotic culture. Every crumb, every little bit, every smile, every extra mile, every soft answer in the face of wrath, illuminates the darkness, gives someone the courage to go on one more hour, one more day, one more year. Every secret kindness and act of forgiveness that you do brings up the house lights a few more watts, and makes hope live in the hearts of those you touch.

The physical world is designed to witness to us of spiritual principles. What it tells us about light, is that it keeps going and going and going. The light we enjoy today from the sun is very old. What we receive today started its journey a long time ago. What darkness we will see today or tonight didn't travel from anywhere, and can not overwhelm the smallest light that comes against it, but must always succumb to the power of the light.

So, the next time life challenges you with the question "Does it even matter?", talk back to life! Tell the circumstances you face, the voices in your head, the people in your house and at the job, Tell them to look out, step back, & be encouraged because LIGHT Always Illuminates the Darkness. Darkness NEVER HAS & NEVER WILL put out the LIGHT!

1 comment:

Joyful Days said...

Very true, well said and lovely!!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!