God's first recorded words in the Bible are "Let there be light." Jesus is, as we know, "the light of the world," and in him is no darkness (1 John 1:5).
As believers, we are called to manifest his light in our own lives. How can we do this, since, as Paul the Apostle says, "What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror"?
A story has been told about a woman who noticed that her neighbor's laundry was dirty. Day after day, she saw the dingy clothing hanging up on her neighbor's lawn. The woman became increasingly upset until, one day, she washed the windows in her own home and behold! her neighbor's clothing was white, after all!
There is a verse in the Talmud that says, "We see the world not as it is, but as we are."
Let us take care of our own hearts, our own attitudes, our own faith, and our own walk. Let us speak the truth to one another in love, and let us cling to the Lord, who is the one who separates light from darkness, who brings us into that perfect day.
"The road the righteous travel is like the sunrise, getting brighter and brighter until daylight has come." (Proverbs 4:18)
We can trust him to be our rear guard and to never leave us or forsake us, as we continue on our way, towards him.
- 21 AUGUST -