Millie struggled across the shore, her heart racing against the clock. What had seemed a pleasant evening out of the courtyard seemed like a dead-end? The storm was rising heavily; there was no good receiving medium to reach anyone. If she doesn’t make it home in a few minutes, the tide would take her far beyond mind could imagine. She knew the creek had a lot of sharp bends, sharp falls and stones. She could only hope for survival. To make things more difficult, the wind had reduced visibility to a couple of feet. Fortunately, she had a compass, although it felt risky following a compass than a brain at that moment, but it was the only ticket home. She brought out her compass, knowing all she needed was ride 18 miles SSE towards a nearby town. Filled with doubts, she headed towards the direction. "What if I’m going the wrong way?" She asked herself. Unfortunately, her imagination and doubts had no time to run wild because it was busy at work. Hoping the compass would do its job and actions based on this fact; she took one right turn that turned out to be the correct direction,
Our lives are often like this—moments when something’s or nearly everything seems unclear. Even God could seem a distant away but we lie in one assurance—God’s word. We are assured at that moment that His word is tested assured material, far higher than the best precision compass.
One of my favourite scriptures is Isaiah 60:2. It’s a scaring, daring message that warns one ahead of the darkness visiting and at rest on the earth. It also prepares one more importantly, of the darkness covering the people. But the alluring part of that scripture is His promises.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you.
That’s why we have the assurance that we are the light of the dark world; a city on a hill that cannot be hidden in the midst of such gross darkness (paraphrased Matt 5:14). Therefore, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. You are the Kings daughter, all glorious within because of the light of that city called “Zion”. Your clothing is interwoven with Gold that’s why people and generations will call you blessed (paraphrased Luke 1:48; Psalm 45:13). In the face of darkness, despair, disgrace, God sends you an assurance that, He will be a wall of Fire and most importantly the glory within. Woman, the King’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is interwoven with gold (Psalm 45:13). But Luke 11:35 warns of a fact, “See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.”
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