Are We Storing the Light?

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

Solar lights mark the junction of my driveway with the main road. On sunny days, they collect enough energy to cast a soft glow after dark, lighting the entrance to our drive. I never have to turn them on and they cost me nothing to operate. They are always storing the light.

Unless the weather plays against me. On cloudy days, the tiny solar cells collect no energy and have nothing to share in the dark that evening.

I operate in much the same way. Some days I’m bright and shiny, on others I’m dull and gloomy. It all depends on what I’ve been collecting.

Unlike our solar lights, God’s light is indifferent to the weather. It doesn’t matter if emotional storms cloud my heart, His stores of truth and wisdom remain inexhaustible. The more I have on reserve, the brighter my own light shines. But if I’m too busy, anxious, or depressed to soak up the hope and comfort of His word, darkness washes in around me.

Darkness is manifested in different ways but is constant in its makeup: it is the absence of light. That’s why it cannot overwhelm or dominate light, no matter how small that light may be. Even a tiny flicker glows bravely against the blackest void.

The scriptures tell us that there is no darkness at all in God – no absence of light – for He is light. When Light took life by the hand and stepped into our world, color and warmth weren’t far behind. 

God’s first choice of creative expression was light. He spoke it, and it became. Read the Genesis account of creation and note that light appeared three days before God set the sun and moon upon their courses and flung the stars into space.

Light shines throughout all the scriptures, glittering from the face of Moses, pulsing through the visions of Isaiah, and blinding the eyes of a fervent fanatic named Paul who gained more than his sight when he opened his heart.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world,” (John 8:12b).

May His light shine from us in this new year. When we are backed against the wall and squeezed, may His radiance leak out through the cracks in our lives.

Let’s recharge our soul-cells with the Son Light of God by opening His word and filling up with His life-giving light.

Arise, shine, for your light has come (Isaiah 60:1 NIV).

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An Improper Proposal


The parson placed his hand atop theirs and offered a final word on the matter. “‘The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.’ Amen.”

Smiling as if pleased with himself, Bittman completed the brief ceremony. “I now pronounce you man and wife. You may—”

Miss Remington withdrew her hand and dropped her head. A clear sign she had no desire to seal their business arrangement with a nuptial kiss.   ~An Improper Proposal




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