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Breaking through the darkness
A seed, one as tiny as a mustard seed, can be planted in the darkness of soil,
from this place it breaks through the darkness to grow towards the source of light.
A plant is stimulated and uses energy from the sunlight to grow; light is essential for its survival.
It will search for the light, find the light,
grow towards the light and flourish in the light.
A flourishing plant is one which has broken through the darkness and is full of life.
Like the seed we are ‘planted’ in a world where darkness surrounds us.
The darkness of sin: self-centredness, anger, pride, greed, deceit, gossiping,
lustful desires, envy, hatred, broken relationships…
The way for us to break through the darkness is to find the source of light and life.
‘Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”’
Jesus brings light and life to the world and to each of us.
For us to thrive and survive in the best way we need Jesus in our hearts;
we need His love, truth, wisdom and guidance stimulating and energising us
to grow and flourish into strong women of God.
As we choose to search for Him we will find Him.
“I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.”
(Proverbs 8:17 NLT)
As we choose to grow in our relationship with Him and to follow Him,
we are blessed with a rich and satisfying life of fulfilment and fruitfulness.
“I (Jesus) came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”
(John 10:10 The Message)
As we flourish in living life in the fullness of all that Jesus blesses us with, we will stand out and been seen
by others. Just like a plant in full bloom or a tree laden with fruit stands out and is admired, we can be
‘a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendour’ (Isaiah 61:3).
By being a display of splendour in the darkness, in those situations which we find ourselves in in everyday life,
we can bring the love and hope of Jesus to others by: showing love to someone which helps to break their darkness of rejection, or saying a word of hope which brings relief and reassurance, or speaking out for righteousness which helps to break the silence of pain.
Where are you breaking through the darkness bringing love and hope to others?
Where are you searching for and finding the light of Jesus?
How are you growing in your relationship with Him?
If we have faith as small as a mustard seed we can break through darkness to find Jesus who is the light of life.