I was very disappointed this morning that part of my Christmas tree was dark. Part of one of the light strands burned out. I have absolutely zero patience for checking light bulbs so a new strand had to be added. Blast it all!
As I sat to prepare Him room this morning I was grateful for the object lesson. I have been feeling like I am sort of partially dark as well this week…like I wasn’t shining as brightly as I could be. But then the Lord has shown me so many times in so many interactions this week that He doesn’t waste anything. His Light shines through…I can’t muster it up or even put it out if I tried. It’s HIM in me…in the pain, in the battle, in the trenches…He is here and He is shining through it all.
Amy Carmichael said it so well….
Give me the Love that leads the way
The faith that nothing can dismay
The hope no disappointments Tire,
The passion that will burn like fire
Let me not sink to be a clod
Make me Thy fuel, Flame if God