Thursday, January 31, 2013

Arise, shine, For Your Light Has Come

I hear the words echo in my ears, "Arise, Shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you."

I have spent far too long in a self-imposed darkness. I have allowed the disappointments, failures, and questions to blind me to the light that surrounds me. 

The darkness is fleeing. There is a breaking through in the heavens and I see light streaming through the clouds, pouring down, shining on the dirt - shining on me.

Though your sins be as scarlet, they will be white as snow. 
Isaiah 1:18

I see the light, and it's blinding, even on a cold, dark, and snowy Chicago night.

And this? This isn't just for me. This is for the one who has been weighted heavy with disappointment.

This is for the one who has been made to feel less than. The one who doesn't feel good enough. 

The one buried under a blanket of fear that blocks out that beautiful light that is shining down.

"Arise, Shine, for your light has come, 
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you."

I am being pulled out of the old and brought into the new.

Join me.


  1. oh friend. this is stunning. joining you, in awed silence.

  2. beautiful beautiful beautiful. I needed to be reminded of this every. single. day.

  3. Thank you. For whatever reason, I got nervous about it and didn't publish it at first...glad I did.

  4. Thank you. I think I wrote it as a reminder to myself.