finding the bright spot

Lately Cohen has a fascination with sun spots.  As the afternoon wears on and late-day sun streams through front windows, he is drawn to geometric patches of light pooled on the floor. Like moth to bulb, he quickly crawls to the triangle of light, hoping to somehow catch it.

If only we could capture the bright spots. Find a way to package them up and save them for grey days to come.

But we can. Of course we can.

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” (John 8:12)

We always have access to the light. The light of the world lives in us and whoever follows him will NEVER walk in darkness. This is His promise to us.  Even on our darkest days, in our blackest moments, He is our bright spot.

This week I’ve had a few dark days. I’ve been thinking a lot about my role as a wife and mother and how to balance that with my ministry role of speaking and writing. To be honest, I really over did it by taking Cohen to Alberta for the weekend. God’s grace got us through those three days, but the sacrifice on the other side was 2 weeks of sickness. Cohen had the flu, then I got the flu, then he got a cold and now I have a cold.  Two weeks later we’re still paying the price of those three days of travel and lack of rest.

It’s hard for me to accept that I can’t do everything. I’ve never wanted to pursue speaking and writing more than I do now, and never had as many opportunities and open doors.  However, many of those doors I simply cannot walk through right now without the cost being too great on my family life. All of this could be discouraging, if not for the light within. God truth is that light.

He has a plan to prosper.

He has a hope and future.

His grace is sufficient.

He works all things together for good.

He makes things grow.

He opens doors that no man can shut.

In which dark area of your life do you need God’s sun to shine? Allow His truth to light it up. Keep looking for the bright spot.


5 thoughts on “finding the bright spot

  1. I know it is not coincidental that I found your website for the first time today. I had to choose to walk past an open door yesterday and it has been eating at me ever since. Not because I thought it was the wrong choice, but because I wanted to walk through is SO BADLY!

    Your perspective and reminder is completely right on and I am grateful to have found you today.

  2. Great post! So often we want to walk through the door because it’s there ready for the taking. So I have to stop and ask myself am I being led through the door or am I walking through because I want to? Have a great weekend!

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