There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(sunlight dapples throughout the leaves on a warm Fall morning / Julie Cook / 2014)
Hiding in the shadows, obscured by darkness
your Secrets and lies fester,
growing ever bolder and more dangerous.
Trolling the recesses of open thoughts and minds,
whispering falsehoods as truth.
Your questioning becomes my confirmation.
Seeking the prideful and arrogant,
the egotistical and the conceited.
Your bravado is my open door.
Flourishing in the opaque.
No light passes toward my presence,
yet my name was once Bearer of Light.
However, a battle ensued, when all darkness was finally cast aside,
there appeared a single star in an Eastern sky
Larger and brighter than any star ever seen by man.
It was then that the true Light engulfed the birth of Salvation
For now all those things hidden in the darkness
have been brought forth in Truth and Glory
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Beautiful photo! I love the colours and how they blend with the wallpaper on your blog. And it is good to reflect on the light of Christ. I am grateful that I responded to that light as a little child and that the Lord has enticed me to remain at God’s side. I pray for those who live without the light of Christ in their lives as the world can be very dark for them. Blessings for a wonder-filled Sunday.
Thank you Lynda–it’s not easy finding some leaves with pretty color as they are more tingy dingy before falling off this go around. I am often drawn to the reality of this world which is cast into the depths of shadow as those of us of Faith are charged with bringing the light of Salvation and that of the Resurrection into an ever growing darkness. I too am thankful that I heard Jesus’s call long ago—-it has not always been a straight path and I have been known to veer of course, actually turning back—yet He has been patient and constant—and now, I must be the same 🙂
Blessings to you this Sunday–
Great photo! Great post! I love the way light plays with the natural world and I adore the way the Lord’s light shines in the darkness all around us. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤