I just came in from my morning walk.
My devotions led me to this.
In The Book there is a place where this guy I love says “You are the light of the world.”
I’ve been thinking on that a lot.
It’s a dark time.
There is a prevailing trend that, it seems to me, tries to out dark the dark by being darker.
I find very little encouragement in that.
My heart is telling me, and my head concurs, that such is a death spiral.
It is really dark in that abyss.
So I am doing my best to live into my faith.
There is little to be gained, and everything to be lost, by getting more bitter than the bitter folks.
There is something beautiful when we see a life so well lived that we want to live the same life.
It is as if someone flips on a light switch and a dark room is bathed with the most gorgeous natural light.
If we set that baby on a hill it might well be the beacon some hurting, and even some hating soul is so desperate to see.
Many of my best friends are giving up on the Light.
To these precious souls I counsel “you cannot out dark the dark.”
You have GOT to shine.
Let your love flow.
Embrace the better things.
Turn your back on the temptation to surrender to the dark side.
Shine, baby, shine!
As our Friend and I were walking under a waning moon this morning we were talking about lights that are waxing brighter by the hour. He smiled at me the way he does and said…
“I call them witnesses.”