June 11, 2017

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: Lighting is Everything

There have been many times that I've worked in rooms which were poorly lit.  Lighting is as important as quality supplies for an artist.  Often though, eyes adjust to the condition of  a room, and one believe that they are able to see just fine.  It isn't until the work is brought into a well lit room that the artist sees their glaring issues precipitated by lighting.  Sometimes they are minor things that can be quickly corrected.  However, there have been times that I've had to start completely over because the issues were too great.  Allowing yourself to believe you are "ok" to continue in darkness will create issues that will have to be dealt with at some point.  

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

The imagery of light is used throughout scripture.  It is something that everyone can understand.  When you operate in the dark bad things can happen.  How many times have I kicked my toes on the side of the bed when I've tried to find my way in the dark.  I thought I could handle it....making my way from the bathroom to the bed with the lights out.  We think we can until we can't. We usually come to that realization because of negative outcomes.  There are many times in our life where we think we can do things on our own.  We feel that we know what is best, and we don't need the Lord's guidance.  WE'VE GOT THIS.  And you know what...we do have it...right up until we don't.  Then what?  Where do you turn when you realize the darkness you've been walking in has betrayed you. You look at your situation, your life, your relationships, and you see the holes in them.  You see that things don't appear as good as you once thought the did. The good news is that you can find your way when you turn to the Light.  That light doesn't just illuminate the negative where you find yourself , but it guides you to the path of where you truly want & need to be.  The lighting is everything!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! What a great analogy using art with faith. I enjoyed reading this very much.