Everything that I had planned to post today feels irrelevant and untimely. So I’m going to use this blog the way that it was originally intended – a place to process and feel.
I’m praying for you today. I’m praying that you let yourself feel whatever it is that you’re feeling, instead of numbing it out. I’m praying that you’re gentle with yourself and gentle and gracious with others today.
How do you come back from a day like yesterday? How do you come back from the past two months? How do you go about living your life when it feels like the entire world is collapsing and crying out? It just feels like so much. So much destruction, hurting, confusion, desperation, grief, heaviness. It just all feel like too much. Too much to bear. Too much to process. Too much to cry for.
This morning in my rushed and foggy quiet time, as I sat hunched over in my chair with my hand over my eyes, I heard a soft whisper say, “don’t hide your eyes to the light.“
Keep your eyes on the light.
Don’t miss what He is doing.
Don’t miss the good that can be found in the most desperate of situations.
Don’t hide your eyes to the light.
That is how we move into today, tomorrow, next week and next month.
We keep our eyes fixed on him.
We focus on the light because where the light shines there is no darkness.
There will be a day when this entire earth is lit up with a brilliant light – but until that day we bring the light to each of our own corner of the world. It’s not that this is all we can do – it’s that this is what we must do. This is why love always wins over hate, fear and evil. We refuse to let it have the last word in our world and in our hearts.
So today and always, may we be moths to a street lamp and keep our eyes on the light.