Maybe it’s the time of the year. Now that we are getting closer to the end of daylight savings time, for some reason, I’ve been more aware of what the sun is and is not doing. Days are starting later and night is happening sooner.
The shorter days of winter are getting closer and it seem like shadows are are more distinct, longer, and darker.
With the sun low in the sky, the shadows are overtaking me.
What I really need is some reflection. Some shiny smooth surfaces to magnify the light and blot out my depression.
More and more scientist let us know how important light is for us, but God knew from the beginning that we would need light. Not just from the sun at the center of our solar system, but the Light of the World, Jesus.
He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. (John 1:8-9 NIV)
The interesting thing is, we can do the same thing with Jesus’ light as we can with the light shining from the sun.
We can cause a shadow by blocking the light, or we can be a reflection when we mirror the love he has for us out for others.
I’ve been struggling a lot lately with anxiety and depression, it makes me Weary by Wednesday and then some. Yet God has chosen to place some beautiful reflections of his love into my life, they encourage me and help me get through the shadows.
It makes me want to be sure I’m not standing in the way of the light and cause a shadow.
How about you? Are you a shadow or a reflection? Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me!