by Sal Huckel
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‘Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord’ (Isaiah 2:5).
Today we read this prophecy about the last days, and yet again find the theme of walking in the light.
While we await Jesus coming in glory and fixing all things, we are urged to learn the Lord’s ways and walk in the light of the Lord. Henri Nouwen wrote an insightful devotion called ‘Enough light for the next step’.
The theme for 2020 has really been taking only one day at a time. My husband and I made plans for 2020: places we would visit, overseas trips for a conference, family visits overseas, respite breaks from ministry life. What a waste of a day (though the time together was fun)! Booking a day to just enjoy the moment, the weather, and the beach would actually have been more productive than a year of cancelled plans.
Lesson learned. Living in the moment like never before, this year we will all, as Henri Nouwen pointed out, need to learn to ‘enjoy what we can see, and not complain about what remains in the dark’. Plans we make will be cancelled. Steps we didn’t know we could take may suddenly be our very next move. Rather than find this daunting, let’s enjoy the people around us, slow down, plan less, get to know others better, and allow God’s light to shine on our small plans and use us for his great kingdom.
Lord, we look for your coming in glory. In the meantime, guide our baby steps with your true light. We ask you to continue to guide us, whatever the terrain and however fast or slow it turns out to be. May we get busy really loving one another, bringing your love and light to those around us. Amen.