“Christ has come and He has come to you. Look for the darkness and head that way. That is where He will shine the brightest and is needed most.” – Louie Giglio
I find myself praying for the Lord to intervene in these dark times. I ask Him to bring peace. I plead Him to stop rage. End the violence. I pray protection and restoration and reconciliation with our enemies.
From the pulpit our pastor makes mention of the state of our country. The news amplifies the deterioration of our great nation. And the world wants us to fear and store up weapons and brace ourselves for the worse.
And I plead “Lord! Where are You!? Do something!”
And the other morning He whispered in my soul, I have. It’s you… I was there. I did my part. Now it is you. You be light. You be peace. You are My light to the world.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Mathew 5:14-16
As the world appears to grow darker, it is our cue to be brighter. To love harder. To give greater. To hug longer. To sing louder.
I sense the world is receptive to Jesus right now. The Hope of the World.
And again, Isaiah says, “There will be a Root from Jesse. He will rise up to rule the gentiles, and the gentiles will hope in him.” Romans 15:12
He simply is reminding me, that the Root from Jesse lives in me. Christ, The Hope of the World, is in me. In us.
In you, sweet reader.
So today I still pray – protection, restoration and reconciliation.
But I don’t sit and wait. I stand up and look. I look for the darkness and head that way. For that is where He will shine the brightest and is needed most.