Morning sunlight

“Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness. Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Luke 11:34-36

Your eye becomes the lamp of your body when you see the lamp of God’s greatness in the world. “When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light.” In other words, if your eye sees me for who I really am, then you are full of light; but if you don’t see me for who I am, then you are full of darkness.

There is much that passes for light through the eye that is not light. There are many bright things in the world that keep us from seeing the true light of Christ—just like city lights keep you from seeing the stars. Be careful what you see! Be careful what you regard as bright and attractive and compelling. If it is not Christ, you will be filled with darkness—no matter how bright it seems for a season. Candles seem bright until the sun comes out. Then they are useless and put away.

Christ is the glory we were made to see. His light alone will fill us and give the light of life and meaning to every part of our lives. And when that happens, we ourselves will shine and give off the rays of Christ. “If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Our hope is that the eyes of our hearts will open to see the supreme greatness of the wisdom and power of our Father. Making our eyes good. Healing our blindness. Filling us with the all-pervading, all-exposing, all-purifying, all-pleasing light of His presence.

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