Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
It is a quiet morning here in the Upstate and to tell you the truth, it should be, being that it is nearly two in the morning. LOL 🙂
I thought I would share something super profound with you- that the Light of the world comes to illuminate the darkness that is within us. I find myself, sometimes hiding from the light- afraid that it is going to expose those things that are messy and would make me vulnerable. I told a friend that I am like a wild animal that likes to lick her wounds in isolation – trying my hardest to prevent anyone from having the power to hurt me. This defense mechanism, has caused such pain in my life and it needed to be dealt with. I could feel the Light wanting to illuminate the darkness within my heart but I ran, busied myself with frivolous things and did not heal properly.
Why lick one’s wounds when a perfect surgeon can mend broken hearts?
When we do not address things, and we dismiss what the Light is showing us- we find ourselves in a constant strain between our past and our future. We know where we want to go but we sense this hindrance on how to get there. Like a glass ceiling of sorts, a weight that is too much for us to bear. Jesus is the Light of the World, and His truth illuminates our wrongs not to call us out- or to make us feel bad but so that we may address these things and heal. Healing comes through our confession of what is and that confession is built in the illumination of darkness through the truth. We need His light, so that we can break cycles that keep us from progressing forward. WE NEED HIS LIGHT.
So this morning, I encourage you to embrace the process of vulnerability. I encourage you to deal with some things that haunt your future based in the reality of your past. I encourage you to shed light on the situation and make things right within your heart. We are robbed of our peace because of things we refuse to deal with. We are robbed of our joy because of our refusal to heal. May today be the day that the Light, Jesus, comes into your heart and expose those hurts and pains to bring about healing within you. May you be overwhelmed by the power of his illumination.
Until next time,
©Simone Holloway, 2016