Thanksgiving Thursday, Reflecting the Light

I remember reading a story once about a young woman with smooth, beautiful hands who was chosen to be a ring model. Stunning diamonds were placed on her long, slender fingers. Her hand was then placed just above a black velvet cloth, and she was instructed to tilt her hand toward a light. Only when placed against darkness with a light above did the diamond shine and reveal its true color and clarity.

 

The presidential election was held this past Tuesday, and President Obama secured his second term. The end of every presidential election brings uncertainty and concern among those who voted for an outcome they didn’t receive. But this election carries with it the possibility of unprecedented change to the American way of life, debt and deficits of epic proportions, and further degradation of the sanctity of human life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 

It may feel as though this time is shrouded in darkness, but when we tilt toward the Light of the world, we reflect Him, and shine. His grace is sufficient for us, and His strength is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). We can choose to reflect Christ’s grace and strength, and let our light shine in the darkness before men, so that they will see our good works and praise God (Matt. 5:16). As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15), and I will let this little light of mine shine. I will not hide it, I will not let it be snuffed out, I will let it shine, shine, shine!

 

My Thanksgiving List 11/8/12

 

467. Bathtime ducks, fish, crab, and octopus that make Peanut happy

 

470. Hoop earrings

 

462. Breakfast of Champions: toast, peanut butter, honey, & banana

 

483. A new cellphone that I don’t have to scream into to be heard!

 

481. Sunflowers in my kitchen

 

482. A curling iron

 

480. Peanut’s sparkling hazel eyes

 

458. Breakthroughs

 

452. Two cooks living together in one household in peace, harmony, and joy 🙂

 

486. That my husband can flip fully loaded omelets in the air & make our daughter giggle

 

398. A squeaky clean, sparkly white bathtub

 

487. Peanut finally & clearly recognizes and says, “Jeep!”

 

477. Getting to church on time

 

483. The right, honor, & privilege of voting

 

 

Please tell me, what gifts have you unwrapped this week?

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3 comments on “Thanksgiving Thursday, Reflecting the Light

  1. Jamie Tamez says:

    Of my many blessings–Autumn leaves snow-falling down in the back yard; snuggly snuggies for cool days; friends that say “I love you” and mean it; commitment that will “never leave nor forsake;” flannel sheets and wool blanket; fried hotdogs on bread with mayo; that through the tender mercies of our God, Light visits those who sit in darkness; that I once was blind, but now I see–because The Light visited me!

  2. Lynne says:

    Thanks for the reminder that Light always overcomes the darkness 🙂

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