Saturday, March 26, 2011
Shiny and Sparkly
I am attracted to shiny sparkly things. I wash my rings every day so they sparkle. I've blinged up my stethoscope with sparkly beads on a wire. I like to wear "important" (long, dangly) earrings.
Why the attraction? I came up with this answer. These things of beauty sparkle as they reflect light. Even the word sparkle, sparkles!
And light is attractive. Sunlight, firelight, candlelight, moonlight. Our eyes "light up" when we behold something delightful.
God is our Light! His Light shines in our darkness. His Light reveals His Truth. His Light is where we want to dwell. These earthly sparklies are but a dim reflection of His wonderful Light!
Believers filled with His Light are attractive to unbelievers. His Light is good and desirable.
And then I read this:
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful Light.
1 Peter 2:9 NIV
His Light is beautiful! Jesus is the Light of the world! We can dwell in His Light!
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Have a wonderful day,