The grassy field glistened from overnight dew as I set out on my morning run. By 7:00 the rising sun began lifting the moisture from each blade.
Acre after acre of weeds and tall grass invited me to sprint across without consideration for anything lurking unseen beneath the growth. I followed the path as it circled the field. At one moment the sun shone directly onto the perfectly lit field.
I was stunned by the beauty before me.
Only now, because of the angle of the sun’s rays, was I able to see exactly what “lurked” in the weeds: tens of thousands of spider webs.
Each cobweb, clearly outlined by the backlit sun, contained an enormous spider right in the center. Satisfied with their night’s work, each spider awaited their breakfast.
This amazing picture of God’s creation brought an important spiritual reminder: light exposes what is hidden.
Psalm 119:130 says, “The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
In John 8:12 Jesus taught, “I am the Light of the world.”
Seeing thousands of spider webs – with their creators present – I was glad I did not go running through the field with abandonment. I was glad I waited and viewed the field from a different angle.
Only when I looked into the light was I able to see all that was previously hidden in the field: the beauty and the danger.
The light exposed everything.
We would do well to bring all of life “into the light” to expose the hidden dangers.
Sin, that nasty plague that infects all of us at birth, thrives in darkness. As long as we keep sin hidden and in the dark, it will thrive.
When we bring sin into the light, we are able to finally see the dangers and consequences. And we also see the beauty of the Light.
Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light unto my path.”
We’d love to hear from you! Here are some questions/suggestions for your spiritual growth:
• Is this relationship I’m in glorifying to God? Bring it into the light.
• Am I on the right track in life? Take it to God.
• Am I handling my finances in a biblical way? Investigate to see what Scripture teaches.
• Does this behavior please God? Bring it into the light.
• What does God want of me? Ask Him in prayer.
God knows. He gives the light. He is the Light.