What the Light Reveals

Light is illuminating. Light is revealing. Light is beautiful. Light shows different aspects of the same thing, depending on the day, the time, your perspective.

Take a look at the old mill that is beside our mill house. I have taken many, many photographs of it over the years. It always looks different, depending on the light, the sky. I always see something slightly different, if I am paying attention.

At sunset. I see the stark line of the roof against the brilliant sky. The mill looks a bit foreboding and overly dramatic.
Light behind the mill. I see the lines of the trim. I fret about the encroaching shrubs on the integrity of the building. The mill seems more vulnerable.

Midday autumn light. The mill is revealed in a soft, pleasing way. The texture of the siding, the lovely blend of fall colors against the dark green trim. All is well.

Same mill, same camera, same photographer. Just different light and time of day. (As well as how the mill is framed.)

Light is amazing. It reveals and illuminates our life. I am so thankful that we do not have to live in darkness.

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” -Isaiah 9:2

If you need a change in your life, if you need to see things differently and more clearly, you need the Light. The Light that illuminates all. The Light that reveals. The Light that makes all things beautiful.

 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12

Call out to Him. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. And you will be saved. His Light will make you beautiful and illuminated in ways you can never imagine.

Love, Lisa

5 thoughts on “What the Light Reveals

  1. Lisa, You are right on again:
    “If you need a change in your life, if you need to see things differently and more clearly,” I know this is going to sound startling, but the church I have been going to for many many years I do not any longer feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. My wife says if you go to another church, there you will find problems of a slightly different kind. My church used to be packed full of people, today you can sit any where. This is today’s church and I am sad.
    We Need Radical Hospitality, but instead we are finding locked doors and somber people. Is Sunday becoming just an old habit? It is hard to find the joy.
    Love you,

    • I know what you mean about our churches and our lack of Fire, Doug. It seems sometimes as if we are just going to the Country Club on Sundays with every value of the world starting to seep into what should be “salt” TO the world. We are recently blessed with a new minister and an opportunity for a fresh start. I pray God will bring that and much more! And I pray the same for you and your church.

      • I do hope and pray the actions we are taking and direction we receive from the Holy Spirit will guide the church to a new rebirth. “I pray that he will breath upon the embers of this fire” Twila Paris. It is so very nice to hear from you Ann Nygaard. :o)

  2. How I love these pictures of the Old Mill! You’re so right….the lighting makes all the difference in what we see in those photos! Just like having the Lord in our lives with His Great Light makes all the difference in our lives!! If only this weary world would see this simple truth!!!!

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