And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light […] (Genesis 1:2-3, KJV).
Artists have an acute sense of light. What to non-artists might at best be an unusual, beautiful splash of reds and oranges in the evening sky, to artists might be a heart-stopping spectacle of form and hue. They hurry for paint brush and canvas with which to capture the scene before dusk erases it. Light is also a precious commodity for photographers.
Camera buffs may travel great distances, wait for hours in the cold or the heat, and adjust their lens any number of times to capture, for example, the way frost of a brilliant winter’s noon be-jewels a cluster of ordinary leaves.
Everyone, however, needs light to see, recognize, follow, discover, and enjoy.
And in another sense, we require the “light of understanding” to perceive, understand, and discern. We need light in the figurative sense to negotiate the realm of ideas, philosophies, and world views even as we need it in the literal sense to maneuver in the physical realm.
And we need the light of understanding for spiritual acuity.
So God designed another plan. Over the wilderness of the heart, too, He hovers loving and powerful to speak the light of spiritual revelation by the breath of His Holy Spirit through His Son Jesus Christ (through whom all things were made [John 1:3]).
To those with “eyes to see” through the lens of the cross come discernment, understanding, knowledge, guidance, wisdom, encouragement, comfort, hope, peace, beauty, and joy.
To those with hearts attuned to Him come Truth that supplants truths, Revelation that eclipses revelations, and the power of God that exposes and erases the power of darkness.
And it is good.
Consider: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).
Ask Him to open your eyes to the light of His Word today.
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- Eyes to See (Devotional) (pnissila.wordpress.com)