The Bending Light
May 11, 2016
“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprang up.”
–Matthew 4:16. KJV
I was preparing a Sunday School lesson for the Women’s Class on light. As Christians, we all have the light of Jesus available to us. I pondered the behavior of light. I thought about refraction or the bending of light when it passes from one kind of material into another. I was excited as I thought about Jesus bending his light into humankind; into me.
I have found myself on the banks of complacency, suffering and shame. I have been a remnant of adversity proclaiming His name. My pain had gone deeper than my words ever could; the Incarnate Light of the World took a stand and stood. He bent down through my earthly prism and pierced the abyss, the mired framework of my sins. Jesus uprooted complacency and held my feeble hand. The Solid Rock, laid stone by stone, had built me many a fresh tomorrow. The Light bent down between provision and impossibility and opened better doors. I just needed to trust and obey.
The bending Light intercepted tears, open wounds and a soul windswept and torn. Through His will, His way and His purpose I was able to weigh options for my future with heavenly goals. I still clutch the vision of the Light as his light closed chapters and turned the page to hope and grace. His grace perceived the visible, His spirit revealed invisibility, and mercy meets me at the gates of holy integrity. I realized that I needed to bend down in His light and shine before humankind.
I knew that the Lighthouse projected through the darkness of rocks and shoals. Jesus lived as He said; He came and hammered out salvation. His good, goodness repaired my broken building with obstinate faith. It was one thing to recognize the Light of the world and another to apply His light in my life. Saying I want to be like Jesus is not enough. I need to live it, breathe it and own it. In all my ways I must acknowledge Him with my whole heart, soul and mind. He is the driving force in my life in every situation as He directs my path. The Lord is my Light and my Salvation. He is my Light, my eyes, my provision and my strength. I praise God Almighty for the precious Bending Light and the opportunity to be His light!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we praise your Holy name. You provide and protect us. You gave us the Light of the World. Thank you for the Bending Light who lives in our hearts and souls. Be with us as we study your word and apply it in our lives. In the name of Jesus, Amen and Amen.
Flora Young, Deaconess
Macedonia Baptist Church, Denver, Colorado