I love castles, but they can be rather dark affairs inside. When the light floods in, through an open doorway, exposed crack, or window, it is a glorious thing. You realize how very much you were craving the light, needing it, waiting for it.
Here is Donegal Castle in Ireland to illustrate. Note to where your eye is drawn. The light illuminates all else, reveals the beauty.
I can focus on the darkness, or I can focus on the light. And I choose the light. Love, Lisa
“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” -John 1:5
“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” (Jesus) – John 12:46
Dunluce Castle in County Antrim, Ireland, was built around 1500. Impressive, beautiful, terrifying. The ruins that remain teeter right on the edge of the cliff. Yet, they remain. The rock and stone hold, through many years of waves and wind.
I am held and sustained, much more so than man-made castle walls, by my Lord God Creator. The Rock holds me fast. My walls may crumble a bit, but He has me held tightly in His grasp, firm in the Rock.
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” – Psalm 18:2