reflection

I never cease to be amazed at how much good God can do in our lives.
Even when our circumstances don’t change, our hearts can be filled with hope, peace, joy – the light that comes only from God.
The light comes into the darkness, but we often have to be willing to open our eyes to see and hearts to feel.
Otherwise we remain in darkness.

Over the last couple years, I have begun to really pay attention to a difference in happiness and joy.
Happiness is fleeting; joy is a gift from God that flows deep in our hearts even when we are filled with sorrow, a small flicker of light when we sit in the darkest of times.

I think that far too often we seek out the blinding, glaring, exuberance when we turn to God.
But I’ve found that God is steady and steadfast, often in the stillness.
I crave the obvious burning bush, but instead encounter a small candle flame that has always been burning, never going out even though many try to snuff out its light.

That is what I think of when I think of the light.
Enduring against darkness.
Because even a little light is more than enough to dispel all darkness.

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