TURN THE LIGHT ON! Awaken the dawn. Spring come forth. Warm sun shine your light. Melt away the cold snow. Flowers blossom. Darkness flee. It is time for the seasons to shift. I have a ticket that frequent flier miles could never acquire. I am passing through gates covered in pearls. I’m moving into a mansion money can’t buy. Gravity just lost it’s hold on me. My freedom has a receipt. I WON’T RETURN IT FOR SHACKLES! Hibernation is over. A banquet awaits. the wine has been poured. I will drink and be satisfied. The table is set. I will eat and be full. My name is written before an empty seat. My place is in the midst of heros. Begging and scavenging are suddenly a thing of the past, for my cup runneth over. Abundance boasts of a goodness beyond comprehension.
“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.” Psalm 16:5
I wrote this after reflecting a bit on surrender. Recognizing again that all worry in my life reflects an area where I have not surrendered. it is an area where I am not walking trust. It is an area of darkness covered by the dark clouds of fear, doubt, and lies.
As I worried about my future, I remembered a story I heard recently. At my last mission trip meeting we were discussing God’s provision. My leader shared that one time he didn’t have any money towards a trip. When called into a meeting and told the reality of his financial situation, he just fell to the floor laughing. The lady talking to him at first became upset. He looked up at her and said, “I’m going to heaven!” He recognized in light of eternity, worrying about this trip was ridiculous. (Immediately following this, someone handed him a check for the cost of the trip)
Even in pondering, ok worrying, about my future, I need to remember to place my future under the light of eternity. My three year old nephew asked Jesus into his life this week. On the phone, he said, “I’m going to heaven! You can come too, if you want?”
Dear friends, don’t grow weary, for heaven awaits us, and these momentary troubles will melt in the light of His glorious presence.