Some days I feel as though I have blinders on and can only see
the chaos that lives in front of me.
Other days, I see you peering over it all...
back at me and I am reminded of your presence.
I try to focus on the Light of Christ and to remain within your Glory,
And yet, the distractions come.
I realize that seeing the light of Christ is dependent on that which we are focused. If I hold up my hand in front of my face and look at it, everything behind and around it becomes blurry...out of focus. My hand is what is in focus and what I see well. The more focused I am on my hand, the more I cannot see what is around and behind it.
Similarly, this is what happens with the pains and wounding we carry around with us in this world. We live our lives focused on these pains and wounds and the presence of Jesus becomes blurry and out of focus. We may catch a glimpse of it now and then, but we miss the heart and life of it. And oh how bad it would be if we were looking at darkness and actually thought it to be of light?
Imagine, what our world could look like if these wounds were healed...what our focus would be on. Those things we are missing now, could become clear and fresh before us. The light of this world would burn brightly again.
"Where your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!" Matthew 6:21-23