“Let there be light in the darkness”

Folks in my corner of the world are almost desperate for sunshine these days. For the last month, we’ve had rain and rain and rain. Dark skies and cloud cover. Damp days. Only a few short periods of spring sunshine. Our longing grabs at any small ray of light breaking through the grayness, hoping …

Just wondering … do you ever feel that desperate for the light of God, the light of Jesus shining into your spirit?

For God, who has said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus.

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

The Father shines his light into the hearts of his children, even though we are like unappealing clay pots. He shines his light into our hearts so we can catch a glimpse of His glory. Our Father wants us to know him better.

What a beautiful comparison: Just as in creation God saw the darkness and said, “Let there be light,” so he comes to our hearts and shines his light there, banishing darkness and creating day. And that is only by God’s power; we all know we are helpless to banish the darkness ourselves. 

We might be nothing more than mud, but he brings great glory and power to our lives.

I’d like to know more about this mud pot being filled with the power and glory of God!

I need light this week, Father.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 (NLT)


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