You know what it’s like when you just have a really foul day? I had one of those yesterday.
I felt crushed, besmirched, gagged. Like I’d been swallowed by a massive wave that came out of nowhere.
I couldn’t tell which way was up. If I fought the current, would I be heading to the surface or further into the dark?
Fast forward to today —
Before sun up, I awoke to go for a walk with a friend. Overnight the most magnificent wind had arrived and you could already hear it in the gloaming before you could see it.
We canceled, and I had two luxurious hours (before waking children) to have my quiet time at the kitchen table.
Then the most amazing thing happened. As I sat there, the rising sun came through the kitchen window at an acute angle and hit me full force in the face. It crowned my head and shoulders. Just that. I was dazzled.
I took off my glasses, put down my pen and closed my eyes. I could feel it soak into my tired arms and clenched shoulders. I felt the creases of my face relax and my mouth unpinch. I let the heat of that clear early morning sun soak into my heart.
The sun had found me and I was bathed in light.
As I soaked, yesterday seeped out of me into that windy day where God’s power swept it un-catchably from my grasp. My fingers stretched out empty and free. The weight taken, lifted off.
I am renewed.
New every morning.
Morning by morning.
I looked straight into that sunshine and could see nothing at all but His glory.
There is no crouched space in my world. No hiding. No fear. The Life-light blazes out of the darkness and the darkness cannot put it out.
All shall be well.