Whether I find myself in full or partial illumination–or seemingly in the dark, I know that all is ordered by You, and that You will work through all of it to bless me.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in Thee.” —Psalm 84:11
Eternally Shining One,
I learn so much about You from the things which You have created. I sit today, enjoying warm sunlight coming through my window. It provides light upon my page and reminds me of the anointing You place upon that which is done for Your glory.
The light is made lively by the leaves of the tree, through which the sun is shining. The shadows make me think of trials that may momentarily block Your light. Those trials will never completely cut me off from You, but will teach me to appreciate Your light.
I may also see the leaves as tiny shields in the form of trials. If my life were filled with constant light, I can imagine that I would soon wilt. The shadow cast by a trial will cause me to reach the more toward You for strength and sustenance.
So it is, that You order my days with the right amount of sun and shielding, knowing far better than I—which it is I need most on any particular day. So, whether I find myself in full or partial illumination–or seemingly in the dark, I know that all is ordered by You, and that You will work through all of it to bless me.
Concepts based on daily segments in “A Quest For Intimacy With God”, by Christina Cook Lee, Copyright 2013.
All photos and design work by Christina Cook Lee.