After yesterday's rather dark post about light, it was good to find these two verses as the brief reading in today's Morning Prayers.
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. (1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 NIV)
Thank you, God, I needed to hear that again.
We watch for the light, especially now in Advent. Our lives with God are not lived all at once, they unfold one step at a time. It is not for naught that the Bible speaks of our lives as walking with God.
One of my favorite hymns is "God moves in a mysterious way" by William Cowper.
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform:
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour:
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own Interpreter,
And He will make it plain.
We are in this with God for the long trek. Keep walking. Keep watching for the light. The path before us only unfolds as we keep putting one foot in front of the other.
The book, by the way, was recommended to me by a friend and fellow photographer on Instagram. It is excellent.
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