Every morning when I wake up, one of the first things I do is open up all the curtains in the house. Letting in the sunlight has always been a priority. It helps to warm the place up and let’s the little one know the sun is up, so they should be too.
Even when my oldest wakes up before me, he’s taken on the habit of letting the sun in. I enjoy waking up and seeing early morning sunlight pouring in. Then, I look around and see that the sun, while beautiful, is shining its light on some not-so-beautiful things like: all the dusting that needs to be done, the millions of tiny fingerprints on the windows, the sticky square of juice that some kid of mine spilled on the hardwood floors and the yogurt that another kid wiped on one of the couch cushions.
Light has a way of being beautiful while at the same time shining a light on the ugly.
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Listening to Steffany Gretzinger's Open Up Let the Light In made me think about the verse: The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130 (NKJV)
The entrance of God’s Word into our hearts brings Divine light and glorious revelation of the scriptures. But it also shines its way into those dark areas of our lives that we’d rather not look at.
But everything that is exposed to the light becomes visible, Ephesians 5:13 International Standard Version
It’s not just the hearing or the reading, but the opening up of ourselves to the light that gives light. We know that we can hear and the Word can fall or be snatched away.
Today I’m thankful for a life that’s open to the light, even when it’s painful, ugly and downright embarrassing to see that shadowy areas of my life that I’ve tried to turn my back on.
God, help me to continually open up and let the light in.