Walking in the day is so different from walking in the night. Beauty becomes visible and the path becomes clear. In the night our only guides are the bright white markers that show us our way.
Atop the hill at night we hear the promise of the shoreline but we cannot see it. With the sun brightly shining, our eyes answer the question that our ears ask. "How far must I go and in what direction must I tread to get to my destination?"
In the dark, spaces feel small and confined, but when it is light we see that there is so much more to explore.
Walking in the light of Christ's resurrection is so different from walking in the valley of the shadows. The beauty of life and creation becomes visible and our paths in life are shown to us as clear as day. In the dark our only guides are the people who shine their light into our lives and show us our way.
When as the highest vantage-point but still in darkness, our ears hear the promise of life but we cannot see it. With the light of Christ shining down on us our eyes answer the question our hearts ask. "How long must I go this alone and how do I know where to turn?"
In the darkness of death there seems no point to life but when we see life in the light there is so much more to explore.
I pray that my eyes adjust to your light , O Lord. That I won't have to shield my eyes from your glory but look you straight in the face without shame and without fear. I pray for more of your light in me and for that light to shine brightly wherever I go. Not just a glow that can be ignored but a bright shining light that people are drawn to so that I can tell them where that light comes from; that it comes from you and you alone!