There is always a light at the end of the tunnel…
During the rainy, yet beautiful drive through TN into NC, we drove through two tunnels. Tunnels always bring excitement… And yes, I always honk my horn when we drive through them 😜. It’s the kid in me, I suppose.
As we entered the first tunnel, we had no idea how long it would be, how curvy it would be or how things would look once we came out the other end. And the same thoughts crossed my mind as we approached the second tunnel. But this time, I paused long enough to be reminded of the upcoming season of Advent.
Advent creates space to pause and wait.
It creates a time to be expectant for what is to come… For what lies ahead in the distance.
A time to hope,
A time to see past the darkness and peek into the glorious light.
I don’t know about you, perhaps you are in the middle of despair, the recent death of a loved one, a diagnosis or depression may consume you…
The thoughts of hoping again, looking up, or even smiling may seem to hard to bear.
May you be encouraged today as we approach the season. There will always be a light… It may look gloomy and dim at first like the light at the end of our tunnel during our drive… But it’s there… You just have to look for it. You must pause and be still, even in the darkness… Keep searching for the light and you will find it. You will find it when you look up. There will always be a light at the end of the tunnel.
And perhaps you are beaming with joy and gladness… You feel as though your “cup runneth over…”
Everything is good in your life, everyone is healthy and all things are falling into place just as you had hoped and dreamed…
During this season, may the Lord use you to shine that light to those around you. Bring light into those dark places. Spread hope to those in despair. Help turn joy into gladness and bring beauty from ashes.
Matthew 5:16: “Let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
As we lean in to the season of Advent, get ready to see His light, shine His light and prepare our hearts for what is to come.
I would love for you to journey with me through this season of Advent right here on the blog. It is my desire to post here regularly during this season and to lean on the words prompted by the Holy Spirit to stir our expectant hearts towards what is to come… Christ… Our Savior.
John 1:9-14 (NIV): The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.