A feeble light glows from my bedside lamp. Light is minimal so early in the morning. It just barely chases the darkness from the room.
My Bible, commentary, and journals lay open, spread across my bed. Wisps of steam from my coffee lazily filter up through the beams of lamplight.
It’s 5:00 A.M. I am NOT a morning person.
A year ago I would have told you NO WAY.
God had other plans.
A friend of mine challenged me by her example. She is on fire for God! Every morning she gets up at 4:00 A.M. to meet with the Lord. She worships, she prays, she studies, she listens, and she exudes the intimate relationship with Jesus that this special time alone with Him produces.
She is a light, strong and true for the Savior she loves.
This is what I want. It is what I am seeking. This is what pulls me out of my warm, inviting covers when my flesh just wants to sleep a couple more hours.
In the quiet I seek God. It’s just Him and I. I read. I write. I sing. I pray. I cry.
I commune with the one true God and I watch the darkness flee.
Minutes, half hours, hours, slip by and the sun filters its warm, glowing rays through the tree boughs. Orange turns to pink turns to blue, as the light moves higher.
Rays of light glitter off moisture and the world is transformed.
Darkness is chased away.
And the SON comes. His light fills my soul, heart and mind. Transforming who I am. Chasing away the darkness. He pours into me life, love, strength and understanding. He fills the empty places. He restores my brokenness. He heals my wounds. And he places in my heart a deep, unquenchable desire to share who He is with every one around me. This is true LIGHT.
Jesus, my Savior is not an artificial light. He is true and pure and holy. He is not feeble. He is not a small ray struggling to penetrate the darkness. He is a flood light, darkness cannot flee fast enough.
Jesus is the true Light that guides and upholds and carries. He wants to meet with you daily. Just you and Him.
He’s calling. Will you answer?