In His immeasurable kindness and unimaginable grace, God allows us to see His Light in our upside down lives. On our own, we lack the ability to see correctly. We look at our hardships and trials with a distorted view. We see through the lens of earthly comfort rather than allowing our Father to interpret them for us in light of eternal benefits.
On my walk this morning, as I poured my concerns from this groaning place, I noticed the dew. I was reminded of our lives often being compared to vapor and fading flowers of the field. They are short in span. I decided to capture the dew drops with my phone camera. When I checked the pictures later, I realized how the sun was reflected in the drops. It overwhelmed me.
His Light is worth my chasing. He is and will be worth it all.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God _children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
(Prose and Pictures, Heidi Viars, 2020)