Monday Musings – The Wound is where the Light gets in

PLOG DINSDAG 21 MAART 2017 - LIFELOG van Luna - sinds 2001

I have mulled this saying over for a while, not comprehending it:

The wound is the place where the Light enters you

For surely the very nature of the wound means you want to keep it closed, you want it in the dark, wrapped up. How can you want to let the light into it?

Then yesterday I was doing some very severe pruning in the garden and as I chopped down trees and bushes I realised that actually the amount of light now coming into the garden was remarkable. What may have seemed like wounding, damaging the bushes, was infact for their benefit, the light would get in they would grow stronger, the ones at the front now would have a chance to grow and blossom.

So instead of shunning away from light and hiding our wounds in the dark, if we open them to God and allow His light to shine into them, then we may find that actually the act of wounding was an act of love.

The pain and sorrow in our hearts may be the means of God reaching us, so instead of keeping the pain in, instead of holding tight onto our sorrow, maybe we need to release it and allow the light to come in and heal.

The wound is the place where the Light gets in

Talent

Joining with the Five Minute Friday Group of Writers where we write for 5 minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s word is: Talent

Some people are SO talented aren’t they? They can sing, draw, paint, dance, and just seem to excel at everything. That leaves me feeling a bit flat, I can’t do any of those things, doesn’t that mean I dont have any talents? This can lead to a lot of negative, unhealthy introspection.

But if I say I have no talent, then I feel as if I am denying God, the creator who has made us in His own image and has made us creative, He has given us talent and to deny that talent is to negate the gifts He has given each one of us.

They may not be up-front, obvious gifts or talents, but like our personalities may be hidden, shy, retiring. It may just be a knack of saying the right thing at the right time, the knack of making scones and being able to take them to some club or meeting, or it might be the knack of remembering people’s birthdays and important dates. What ever that ‘knack’ is that you have you are to use it.

Use it as if working for the Lord. Don’t wory about what people think, don’t worry about it not being as good as someone else’s talent. Just use what you have, and use it well, and use it for God and the good of others.

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Colossians 3:23-24

Week 2; Day 3 – Manna

When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost appeared on the desert floor. Moses said, ‘It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat’.

Exodus 16:13-15

By day two Matilda has her chicks outside in search of food and water. She is still very much covering them, but they are out, cheeping away and already pecking at food!

This reminds me of the manna God sent from heaven for the Israelites during their wilderness years. They went to bed at night, and when they got up in the morning there it was, just lying there on the ground ready for them just to pick it up!!

God gives us so much, but we have to avail ourselves of it on a daily basis. We have to gather up His Word, partake of its truths and be nourished by it. Every single day.

Lord, help me not to miss a day with You, but to be found feasting on Your Word, every single day. Amen.

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Week 2; Day 2 -Refuge

He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings You will find refuge. His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Psalm 91:4

For that first day Matilda continues to keep her chicks under her so that they will dry out and be warm. It is a safe place of warmth and nurture. They are too vulnerable to leave that place.

Sometimes we feel like that too, don’t we? We just want to hide, safe under the shelter of the wings of God.

We need to take refuge in His Word, hold onto His faithfulness and just be protected from the on-slaughts of the evil one.

Sometimes we even need that shelter away from our own insecurities and self-condeming thoughts. We need to come and find that place of refuge, that place of security in Jesus.

Lord, thank You that You are our safe place. We come to You for our refuge today. Amen.

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