TROPISM

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
JOHN 8:12

There is the assurance of eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. There is the assurance that the Light of the World will shine His light and dispel every darkness in our world. His light will reach to us in whatever ‘dark’ place we may find ourselves. In spite of how thick the darkness may be, His light will guide us back to Him. Whatever is blocking our view of Him is torn and leveled in His name. Choose to follow the True Light, keep following Him and grow in your understanding of and relation with Christ as Light. As the Light of the World. Remind yourself of this often.
May He light up your world!

It is dark.

I can barely see but I must keep going.

I’ve got an entire journey ahead of me with no knowledge of my bearing.

Yet I must keep going.

It is dark.

I can barely see but this is the cost of growing.

 

 

Growing and learning to trust that the Light isn’t unaware of this darkness.

Growing and learning to trust that the Light won’t leave me in this darkness.

Growing and learning to trust that the Light sees me struggling to shake off this darkness.

Growing and learning to trust that the Light will shine and illuminate this darkness.

 

 

In the meanwhile, it is still dark.

I can feel the darkness jeer as I stumble and fall.

All in the name of finding my way.

When will it be day?

I didn’t bring myself here

So, guiding Light where have You gone?

‘Daughter you are not alone.’

I know but it is so quiet in this darkness.

I can feel You but I turn and turn aimlessly,

I still cannot take hold of You.

I want to sit yet I find my feet moving as I crawl just to keep going.

With every forward movement I plead, speak hope to me once again.

Only to have pain and unbelief drag me back.

It is war and my opponent has the darkness as a shield.

This is unfamiliar territory, an unlevelled playing field.

Still I am not dissuaded as I rise again.

It is dark.

I can barely see but I must keep going.

 

 

I must keep growing.

Even on the days when I grow from barely seeing to not seeing

Because tears of disappointment cloud my flight

Because I am troubled by turbulent fright.

Light shine! Light so bright

Give me sight!

I am reminded of my call to walk by faith and not by sight,

Oh, how it is not by my might.

So keep walking despite.

Your Potter knows how to make it right.
 

 

Light of my World I need You.

Please step in and robe me with Your light, cause this darkness to hide.

Help me hold steadfastly to Your word that is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Light of the World, we need You.

Restore peace, hope and joy to this ailing world.

Battle the darkness on our behalf and help us see You for who You truly are.

You have done it before.

I believe I’ll see You do it again.

 

 

Light of my World I need You.

Like a growing plant needs light to survive and grow,

I need You.

In this growth process you’ve brought me to, I need You.

Light of the world, please shine again.

 

 

© O.M

 

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