Dearest Songbirds, it has been too long since we last met!
I was reminded today of the lyrics of the song Here I am to Worship, which says: "Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness. Opened my eyes, let me see." These lyrics paint a picture of God reaching down into the darkness of a fallen creation and offering Himself as a path to reconciliation through His Light.
The closing lines of a movie I watched today helped spur my thoughts, let me share them with you: Narrator: And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: "Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown." And he replied: "Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."
The title of the movie was The Mortal Storm starring Jimmy Stewart, without a doubt my favorite actor of all time! The movie was set in Germany and involved resistance to the Nazi regime. The message encapsulated the belief that all men are created equal and that there are times when we must choose what is right over what is safe (in our eyes).
My song for us today is that we remember that God is light and in Him, there is no darkness...no matter our circumstance. If we go out into the darkness and put our hand into the Hand of God, there shall be to us better than light and safer than a known way. Amen.
Merry Christmas to you all, and may God's richest blessings flow to you and yours this coming New Year and light your way!
'Til we meet again,