Jesus let Your light shine today. Where there is terror and fear and darkness, let there be light. He shows me how His love conquers.
Walk among the camps and small villages that are being raided by thugs of the enemy striking terror into the people. I follow You in Your gown of snow white, so strange in this dry place. Eyes stare at this amazing spectacle. You radiate 'who You are' in Your very being.
Children look and are unafraid. You smile and they come walking shyly up to You. I see you sit in the dust and speak quietly to them. Hesitantly, laying fear aside, adults begin moving out of the shadows and into the light. They gather silently sitting in a circle around You.
Their fear is overcome by the expression of love on Your face and the strength they sense in You. As Your gentle voice carries to each heart, countenances smooth out and a light begins to shine in their eyes. It is hope.
Slowly, they begin to speak of their sufferings and fears for their children. You spill Your comfort and strength into them. Your eyes emit caring and love as You teach these humble villagers about Yourself and what You did for them. You paint the pictures of the Father and eternity on their imaginations. You promise to live within them always. They have a future of peace; hope illuminates their souls.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
The villagers comprehend Your message, Your love for them, and their own salvation. They come and raise You up taking You to sit with them and share a meal. Joy wells up and dancing breaks out, singing fills the village. Their fear turns to strength. Death is no longer a dread.
How quickly Your heart has melded with theirs, Jesus! The time is coming when truth will be understood by whole groups at once. But there is also a calling for one person to come and accept His love, the truth. To whose heart can I bring "Jesus" to today?