When I find myself revisiting the valley of the shadow of death and making mental mud pies in the pit, the mind of my “flesh” tells me I'm in Enemy territory. The Spirit of Truth reminds me, "The light shines in the darkness."
Sitting around that table the hidden face of God suddenly becomes visible. The stranger becomes a dear friend. The empty hole in our heart is suddenly filled. The darkness is vanquished by piercing light. Hope is resurrected to dance a jig on the corpse of Despair. At that table the lump in our throat is replaced by an irresistible burning in our heart.
Driving through the Colorado mountains in our minivan last month, our family got a great kick out of holding our breath as we drove through the tunnels that drill their way through the mountain. After a suspenseful moment of darkness, the light would appear up ahead, and a few seconds later we would be laughing … Continue reading The Journey Through Easter Mountain
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not … Continue reading Sermon: Christmas Hide & Seek
“Why do you stand here looking into the sky?" Acts 1:10 Yesterday was the highly anticipated Total Eclipse across the United States, and many found themselves staring up into the sky expecting to be dazzled. Millions of people interrupted their normal routines, stepped out of their places of work, and looked up at the sky. … Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Son
"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path" (Ps. 119:105). Life is a journey. This much is certain. Like any cross-country road trip it's always good to keep the car on the road. Danger and destruction lingers in both ditches. To make matters more worse, according to the Christian … Continue reading Daily Illumination: Light for the Journey