You walk into a dark unfamiliar room. You begin to run your hands over the walls feeling for the small switch that you can flip so you can see. Although your eyes are open, they may as well not be since you cannot see a darned thing. You keep feeling, knowing you will surely find it.
The room that once seemed so dark has seemed to lighten a bit. Maybe it is simply because you are now used to your surroundings. Your eyes have adjusted. That which seemed pitch black now feels normal. You have learned to be comfortable most of the time. Deep down you feel that just maybe their is something more glorious out there.
Today I read the verses below…and I began to think about the things above.
I have loved ones who seem blinded. They leave me thinking they like the dark rooms best. When you walk in like a candle in the night to shine some of God’s light they immediately try to blow you out. I began to think about my own history, my story. You see I too once lived in a very dark room. It felt like it was surely the same for everyone. If you have a friend or a loved one who cannot see the things the Lord God Almighty is doing right before our eyes. The word of God coming to pass and it seems so plain to you….and to me. You wonder, “why on earth can’t they see?” They cannot see because they are blinded just as the verses say below. What else do they say? WE are called to be the light of our Father. The person who came into my life did not stay long, but she shared the gospel and she gave me a great study bible. She was a stranger going around looking in the dark rooms for someone who needed to see. She may not have flipped the switch on for me but she was in there long enough that I was able to see the switch on the wall. When I was tired of living in the pit I could get up and cry out to God (flip the light switch on). We cannot save anyone but we can be a light in the darkness so that maybe the one who is temporarily blind might be able to run to Jesus when the veil is lifted. Our days are short…”dear Lord, help us to be bold and not afraid to walk into the darkness to help a brother or sister in their time of need.”
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.