I know the Word is powerful, a double-edged sword and my faith in Him is the shield to fend off the fiery darts of the devil. But somehow I don’t dig into the Bible as I should. We’re about to move overseas. My body reacts negatively to a lot of pressure and stress (strange huh?!) and I lose sight of Him. I focus on my to-do list and pause my relationship with Jesus which compounds every situation in life!
But He grabbed me in my quiet time, as I read John 1:4 “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
Jesus was at the beginning with God as God breathed in life into human.
Genesis 2:7 “[T]hen the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”
And what is that life? What is the life that we are striving towards? Jesus’ life. His example. He had fullness of life.
Who is the light? Jesus. And the Hope and already realized resurrection.
Who has the light? All of us. We are made in God’s image and God has breathed life in us.
So I am chasing light. I need that reminder of light. The light is in all of us. Even the grumpy receptionist at the doctor. And the packers and the movers. And the nosy neighbors. And the rude Facebook status commenter. I hope to get beyond my narrow-minded outlook. Get over the “wasted” hour explaining to my toddler where she should go potty. Or the realize all my clothes have stains. Or that my house will never be clean ever again.
Chasing light will remind me to find the blessings in life. So I am going to start finding light and blessings in every day life. Sometimes there will be pretty sunsets and maybe it will be the empty laundry baskets. Or maybe it will be a good laugh over spilled dinner.
Will you chase light with me?