Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Rays of Light
Our journey on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad had be be on the top of our list for vacation experiences in Colorado last week. We stopped at this location for the steam engine to take on water and felt like we had stepped into a place out of time. The light rays coming through the trees gave an ethereal feeling to the river and its banks. It seemed like we were in a Thomas Kincaid painting of light.
Sometimes we passed on the same road different times of the day and the light reflected in water or coming onto the mountainsides made the very same place seem like two different locations. It reminded me of how we are different when we submit ourselves to reflecting God's love or are self-involved and seem disconnected and perhaps rude to those around us. He says as his children that we are the Light of the world; the Salt of the earth.
Wouldn't it be great if we could aspire to be Light to those around us? Like when coming around the corner on the train to confront this beautiful display of light, those in our presence would want to stay awhile to experience the peace and grace that radiate from us as a result of our relationship with Jesus?
Arise and shine, for the Light has come;
the Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee!