Light: Five Minute Friday

This post has been written for the #FiveMinuteFriday Link-Up:

This week’s prompt is one of our choice because poor Kate is recovering from an illness that left her in hospital. It would be great if you could join me in praying for her.

The word I’ve chosen is: LIGHT.

It’s a word I’ve been reflecting on for quite some time in returning to this Scripture:

Luke 6: 22-23 The Message

 “Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!

If you look at the preceding verses it talks about stockpiling treasures in heaven, rather than earth:

The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

So “opening [our] eyes” is living with eternity set before us and engraved upon our hearts because we live in Zachariah’s prophecy.

Luke 1: 67 – 79

Then Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied,

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
    he came and set his people free.
He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives,
    and in the very house of David his servant,
Just as he promised long ago
    through the preaching of his holy prophets:
Deliverance from our enemies
    and every hateful hand;
Mercy to our fathers,
    as he remembers to do what he said he’d do,
What he swore to our father Abraham—
    a clean rescue from the enemy camp,
So we can worship him without a care in the world,
    made holy before him as long as we live.
And you, my child, “Prophet of the Highest,”
    will go ahead of the Master to prepare his ways,
Present the offer of salvation to his people,
    the forgiveness of their sins.
Through the heartfelt mercies of our God,
    God’s Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness,
    those sitting in the shadow of death,
Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,
    down the path of peace.

Jesus has entered our darkness of both mental and physical proportions  to shine His Light upon us, showing us the way. All we have to do is live in this Light: open our eyes wide to see Him, feel Him, hear Him, wonder at Him and fully believe Him.

Father God, in this week to come, give me eyes to see, ears to hear,  a heart of wonder and belief. Let me slow to sit in Your Presence, to worship You in awe of all that You have done and continue to do. Let me live and walk in Your Light, the joy of salvation pouring out from within me.

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3 thoughts on “Light: Five Minute Friday

  1. Anna, such a timely post. In a day when our world seems dark, we have Jesus. His light shining and revealing truth to us. His light shines and reminds us how very much He loves us.

    I really appreciated this: “So “opening [our] eyes” is living with eternity set before us and engraved upon our hearts because we live in Zachariah’s prophecy.”

    You’ve given me food to chew on. Thank you for that. I hope Jesus’ light shines all over your coming week as you prepare to celebrate Christmas.

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    1. And I hope the same for you, Jeanne. It has given me food for thought too. It’s such a beautiful prophecy and for us a fulfilled one at that. May God bless you richly this Christmas, as you lean into Him.

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