Looking up at the ceiling last night trying to tell my body and mind to shut off I watched the familiar shadows that swayed in consistent patterns and angels, and then wondered, “Where’s the light coming from?” Every shadow is created by a beautiful symphony of tiny lights from an alarm clock, a charging phone, a window that’s not completely covered, etc – and it’s almost impossible to trace the source.
King David was retired from active combat by his men, with the reasoning, “That the lamp of Israel will not be extinguished.” (2 Sam. 21:17) David was the light, as the spiritual and military leader of that nation. In the very next chapter David himself praises God with this statement, “You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light.” (2 Sam. 22:29) So… God is David’s light. David is Israel’s light. Israel is the world’s light.. Where’s the light coming from again? Or more accurately – Who’s the light?
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world,” (Jn 8:12, 9:5) and then “You are the light of the world.” (Matt 5:14) So again, who’s the light? The answer is yes, we each are. Jesus is the light, God is light, God’s people are the light, we reflect His light, and we produce our own light – ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
- There is a symphony of light in the Spirit that comes from every source and refraction, to crush darkness and create beauty. Let that picture color your bedtime musings :-).
- God turns darkness into light. In what areas is it time to let Him transform your thinking from darkness to light? Color your musings with light – it’s gonna get better.