I love working puzzles, so during this past Thanksgiving weekend, I broke out a new one to puzzle over, so to speak. I was doing very well with the main picture until I got to the sky, the night sky.
Puzzles without light take a lot longer to put together.
While I finished most of the puzzle over that long break, I’ve been struggling for the past seven days with the darkness. Then I realized as I worked that life is much like this frustrating puzzle—hard to figure out when there’s no light.
God brings light into our physical world because we can’t survive without it.
God also brought the Light of the World into our spiritual lives because we are lost without it.
As light invades the space, it’s easier to put the pieces together, to make sense of it all. So many in our world today are trying to make life work without the Light of Christ in their lives, and nothing makes sense; they have no purpose. You can’t see the big picture without seeing it through enlightened eyes.
My prayer for you this Christmas season is that you will let Jesus shine his light on the dark corners of your life, the areas of confusion, guilt, shame, and hurt. For he said:
By trusting your personal darkness to him, the puzzle of your life finds purpose, and the pieces come together to form a beautiful picture to his glory.
When you receive his light, you will know the joy of the nations: