And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)
In every day situations we have a choice. We can say what we see or we can say what we want to see. Of course just talking doesn’t solve anything, but it can be the start of solving something. Once impressed on the mind, these words can set up a fresh perspective and optimistic outlook on even the grimmest situation.
It’s just fascinating looking at the preamble to creation and seeing all the odds against something beautiful coming from that situation and yet seeing our Creator speak the words to usher in the beginning of a process that ended with all things being very good. I’m not necessarily advocating the kind of positive thinking that negates the reality of tough things happening in life. I am promoting a perspective in line with the will of God that would drive us to see where God is inviting us to shed light on the situation – whether that’s in a hurting relationship or among the disengaged in the community. It is the very circumstances of negativity that encourages us to join with God in speaking light and life in that situation.
For His Name’s Sake
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