Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 6, 2013

Dazzling Light

Christmas Table Decoration“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NIV)

 Living yet cut down…how could that be? Yet it’s the story of “real, authentic” Christmas trees – sawed off at the base, wrapped and sold.  Steady hands trim it off and align it in a stand.  Nurturing hands fill the base with fresh water.  Eager hands string lights covering every branch.  Loving hands hang memories – ornaments filling in the gaps.  And then the moment everyone is waiting for – as one light goes out another light dazzles life from within.  It’s the amazing reality of living yet cut down. Haven’t we all been there?  One event, one challenge or one person squeezes the life right out of us.  It happens so quickly and then we find ourselves dead on the inside yet struggling to breath out. Real authentic life in need of divine intervention.  Unexpected grace reaches out and claims us as His own.  Steady hands  prune off the rough edges and places us on the solid rock where we can stand.  Nurturing hands refresh our spirit and nourish our souls with the Bread of Life.  Eager hands draw us close covering all our wrongs. Loving nail pierced hands fill in the gaps where we fall so short.  And then the moment we’ve waited for  – as our light is extinguished, the Light of the world dazzles true life from within us.  It’s the amazing miracle of cut down yet living – shining in the light of His glory.

 “Father, Your light shines deep within the heart and soul of all Your children transforming our dead places into beacons of hope.”

For His Glory

 Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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