I was not in a celebratory mood this weekend so when I saw the prompt from Sunday Scribblings was Celebrate I was dismayed.
A stressful week and then not feeling well physically had me kind of shut down.
We are still in Ephesians at church and as I opened my bible, it fell to the page that contained the following scripture.
Therefore He says:
“ Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
Once again I’m reminded of how easy it is for me to forget that light. We sleep, and anger creeps in. We are spiritually dead, and self becomes all important. How much of my time is spent “sleepwalking”. God is faithful and calls me through His Son, to awake to the light and to celebrate that gift by letting that light shine through me for others, so that Christ can draw people to Him. I mess up. I close my eyes and sleep. Today I celebrate the light that Jesus gives us all, and once again am humbled that though I sleep, again and again, He doesn’t let go of me and gently wakes me up to see that the light never leaves – I just need to open my eyes.
We’ve been sleeping for so long
Living in the dark alone
He has called us with HIs song
We remain His very own
We celebrate the light
Rejoicing in the Giver
We open up our eyes
And look to Him forever
Amazing how God knows what we need to hear, even when we are asleep. Thanks Sunday Scribblings for this prompt