Over the years I have thought often upon the power that comes to a person when they truly see the light. The song had the words. The chorus was enlightening:
“I saw the light, I saw the light
No more darkness, no more night
Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord I saw the light.”
At first thought the lyrics seemed just right for Paul who definitely saw the light along the road to Damascus. His life purpose was changed and dramatically so. Yet initially he was blinded and endured a “night of loneliness” due to the fear of Christians thinking his profession may be fraudulent. And Paul would have been more saddened than happy had he bought into the idea of “no more sorrow.” Paul, as do those who actually see the light of Christ along their journey, soon found a joy and peace that passes all human understanding. They also learn to Praise the Lord while they sing praises to the Lord during mid-nights in their life.
Paul, as did Jesus Christ, became acquainted with grief, the loss of all things, and was perhaps the most misunderstood man of his era. Yes, he had a sorrow, but not as the world’s sorrow, for he, as do we, had hope that transcends the sorrows of the now as we look beyond this vale of tears to the land beyond the river.
The verbiage today seems a little out of place, yet tis my belief that we Christians, having become much too sophisticated for heaven, etc., are missing the power of the glorious light of the Son of God.
When the light of Jesus Christ is shining in our hearts, we can see beyond the pain, sorrow and tears of this life to the day when wemwill see Him face to face, to the coming day when He, the Light of The World, will dry all tears from our eyes. We can “see” with the spiritual eye, and as Charles Weigle wrote in his song born in the crucible of desertion by his wife, leaving him contemplating suicide at the edge of the flooding Chattahoochee River. At the last moment, he, as it were, saw the light, and immediately wrote his song, No One Ever Cared for me Like Jesus.
You never know just when and under what circumstance you will see/comprehend the light via impression, or more often a verse or passage takes on a special meaning to you. You will never be the same.
Copyright © 2015 Larry Lilly
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