The Beauty of Light
Quite often when we’re going through a rough patch we like to refer to a commonly used
phrase ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. Tunnels are often dark and dreary,
sometimes scary and very often lonely. You trudge alone, you can’t see beyond
your nose, if you can see that far, and you more often than not have no sense
of direction. You just hope and pray that you’re going in the right direction
and that you will eventually get to ‘somewhere’, when you get to that ‘somewhere’
you can begin to determine on how to get to where you really want to go.
As you continually place one step after the other at some point you realise that the
tunnel isn’t quite as dark as it had been, there’s a flicker, a glimmer of
light! Your heart misses a beat as your brain concurs with your eyes that
indeed there is light at the end of your tunnel. You have your ‘eureka’ moment
as you hasten your footsteps towards that glorious light, light my dear has
never been so beautiful.
The Modern Day Wilderness
But what do you do when you’re not in a tunnel? How do you find a way out when you’re in a six by six room with no door and no windows? The door hasn’t just been locked
and the key thrown away, the door has been taken out and replaced with a sound
proof stone wall, at that stage what are your options?
“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43 verse 19
As I was praying this verse of scripture dropped into my spirit and I began to wonder
what the wilderness could be likened to in modern day parlance.
I thought of the scenario I described above a room with no doors, absolutely no
We will need to get heavens attention, so that He who is able will make a way in our modern day wilderness. The question is not whether God can do it, the question is, are
willing to spend the time and effort to enter into the presence of our Father
and place the request before Him so that heaven will do whatever and however to
get our answer to us?
Like Pastor Agu said today, prayer is communing with God; our loving Father wants to hear from us. We need to go with Moses to the mountain top, lifting up our hands,
our voices and our hearts to the One that answers prayers. (Exodus 17 verses 8-16).
Maybe what we need is a mild earthquake, the type that Paul and Silas
experienced that shook the prisons and loosened their bonds but kept all the
prisoners intact. It’s time to burn the midnight oil of prayer and praise to
the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords; I tell you those stone walls will
crumble so fast they will wonder what hit them. (Acts 16 verses 25-31).
These are dangerous times any politician or banker can tell you that, there are questions
everywhere but no answers, that is why we need to go the One who is the answer
and then we will have a galore of solutions.
I hear André Crouch’s song ringing in the back of my head:
“Jesus Is The Answer For The World Today…..”