Monday, December 22, 2008


It was winter in the midwest. Every day seemed dark, gray and dreary as the sun failed to shine on this side of the layer of thick clouds. All of the color seemed to have left the earth. All appeared gray, gray, gray - day after day.

Doesn't life seem like that sometimes? The sparkle, color and excitement that should be life are gone. Day after day we seem to exist in a state of grayness - work, eat, sleep and arise to do it all over again the next day.

Here in Michigan the gray winter days seemed to stretch endlessly. There wasn't even any snow to brighten the landscape. Then one night it rained and the water, which covered trees and grasses, froze. We awoke in the morning to a world transformed. Ice glistened like crystal as the sun arose. Everything sparkled.

What has been happening in your life recently? Have your days, your very existence, seemed gray, almost lifeless? In Psalms 13:3, the psalmist prays:

"Restore the light to my eyes."

Can we also pray that prayer - that God would restore a sparkle to our lives? He wants us to see and see clearly those aspects of our lives which should sparkle - along the common roadside, in our homes, at our places of employment and with people.

Let's begin to ask God to restore the light to our eyes so we may LIVE!

Lord, you have brought light to my life; my God, You light up my darkness. Psalm 18:28

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