Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Trust the Light

As I was sitting here writing these posts, I was struggling to see the keys.  I miss the tiny light on my old laptop which would illuminate the keyboard.  It was a brilliant design and I don't understand why more computer companies don't include such a useful tool. 

Perhaps because I was writing in a place I don't normally write, or perhaps because I was writing at a time of day I don't normally write, but I turned to pick up my cup of coffee and realized that the whole time I had been squinting at the keyboard and struggling to see, a perfectly good lamp sat on the little table beside me.  All I had to do was reach over and push the button to turn it on.  How very simple was that?

I wish I could say that was the only moment of stupidity in my entire life, but there have been so many times when I have struggled to do things in my own power and abilities, when the Lord wanted me to just trust in the "Light of the World" living inside of me.  Our Lord does not want us to struggle and strive anymore than we want our own children to do so. 

The little lamp sitting by my chair just wanted me to trust it to do the work of illumination once I had faith in its ability, by pushing the switch.  The same is true with the Lord. we trust Him to be the power through which His Light shines through us.  His light, me the little lamp.

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 
I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, 
but shall have the Light of Life." 
John 8:12

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