Sunday, February 14, 2010
A Light Has Dawned
Blogging extraordinaire Davene at Life on Sylvan Drive creates and posts a photo and Biblical text combination every Sunday to celebrate and remember God's words. Truth, light, hammer, and fire are all words that God uses to describe God's words. Jump over here if you want a more in-depth description of the purpose for the Truth-Light-Hammer-Fire posts, and of course, go to Life on Sylvan Drive to read the posts of the blogger who actualized this theme.
I took this picture in Guatemala in August of 2008. I had hiked down this deep ravine/hole in the ground. Looking down from ground level, everything was pitch black except for a few candles that some of the local indigenous people had lit during their worship. As I hiked down further, I could smell the scent of burning incense. Nearing the bottom, I looked upward and was FLOORED by the beauty of the light streaming in rays from above. How fitting, I thought, that light can filter through the darkness and change it, but darkness can not be seen streaming into the light. The rays were truly so thick and radiant that they were just as distinct when I walked right through them on my way back up to the ground's surface.
This verse, which can also be found in Matthew 4:16, has been one of my recent favorites, and I thought this picture was a fitting representation of seeing a great Light after dwelling in the shadows.