Last night we received a very rare snow here in the Houston, TX area and Gulf Coast. I was awakened at 11:30pm and noticed a friend who lives a couple of miles down the road posted that it was snowing — I had to go and see. Now I am not one that enjoys cold weather (that truly is an understatement), but the rare opportunity to see it snow can’t be pushed aside. I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night because I kept getting out of bed to go and see it again. And then finally after an hour or so it began to stick to the trash can and the cars. When I woke up again around 4am it was stuck in the trees and on rooftops and a bit on the ground. It was beautiful and brightly reflected the light in the dark.
When the power is out (ours wasn’t), we bump into furniture and trip over obstacles, fumbling for flashlights and candles. Jesus said, “If you walk in darkness, you don’t know where you’re going.” As much as we need light to see, there’s one Light we need more, and He continued: “As you have the light, believe in the light. Then the light will be within you, and shining through your lives. You’ll be children of light.” (John 12:35)
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) What’s so wonderful about following His light and trusting His vision and not our own, is that we don’t see what the Lord sees. This world is a dark place. It is up to us to share His light with this fallen world, to reflect His light, much like the snow reflected light last night in my dark yard. “You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” (1 Thess 5:5) I encourage you to look for opportunities today to share His light.