Snuffing out the light leaves us in the dark. Darkness is great for sleeping purposes. However, if we want to get somewhere, we need to be able to recognize our surroundings.
Sailing the seven seas, sailors traditionally have relied on Starlight, as well as Nomads in the Sahara Desert have depended on it. The North Star or Pole Star – aka Polaris – is famous for holding nearly still in our sky while the entire northern sky moves around it. Essential for our orientation when the sameness of the endless sea or desert wasteland won’t give us any hint as to which direction we’re going!
Life can be compared to sailing – with winds of opportunity arising, a storm brewing or a nice easy breeze coming our way. Light is fluid and varies in degrees. In light of certain events we might see things differently. Light can be blinding, light can be harsh, and light can be beautiful. We certainly can’t do without it – light is essential to us. We will get lost at sea if we allow us to drift anywhere the wind blows. Sailing through life, we all need direction.
There is one light source nobody can snuff out: it’s the eternal flame, the Holy One – Creator of the universe. Everything evolves around Him. Depending on how close we get to the source of all light we’ll see more and more what life is all about.
The depth of God’s communication is astounding; however, we need His light to fully appreciate what He has to say. The texture of His Word is intricate. It’s like studying a well-crafted piece of art from every possible angle. There is always something new to discover that we haven’t noticed before. The meaning of God’s communication unfolds over a lifetime and takes on more and more meaning as we sail through life.
King David prayed (Psalm 119:130):“The unfolding of your word gives light.” This goes to show that God unveils His secrets as we grow closer to Him.
The closer we grow to the Almighty, the more His Word speaks to us. The potency of God’s Word comes to full fruition when we understand what it says. It’s a phenomenon that takes on a life of its own. Giving us hope, God’s communication will quickly become our lifeline. Drawing closer to God we’re able to see things clearer than ever before.