An inward light

God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6; NLT).

An inward light;
A silent voice;

An offered love;
A sense of choice;

A perfect bliss;
A gentle grace:

God’s tender kiss,
And warm embrace.

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NLT).

11 thoughts on “An inward light

  • Like the prodigal we have a choice to accept love or reject it, in despair we turn to the true source of all love. Finally wrapped in His embrace we wonder why we doubted Him in the first place.

      • Thank you so very much for your prayers Ruth! Yes, I do feel the Lord answering them in the strength He gives me for each new day. I’ve finished my course of antibiotics and am awaiting the results of blood work. The doctor included a panel for the more uncommon tick diseases so the results will take longer than normal to return. Know that I lift you up in prayer each morning during my daily prayer walk. Thank you for your continued faithfulness to your daily writing. They bring such comfort and encouragement. Beth:)

      • Hi, Beth, sorry to be so slow in replying. My energy is very limited now, but here I am at last. I’m very glad to hear that God is giving you some strength for each day. If you want to, do let me know what happens when you get your blood results. Thank you so much for your prayers; mine continue for you. I’m delighted when you find some courage or encouragement in these prayers – that makes the effort completely worthwhile.

        Take care.
        With love from Ruth xxxxx

      • Never feel the need to apologize Ruth. I completely understand the limitations that fatigue puts on our bodies and minds. I am humbled that you have taken the time to follow up and make sure I’m all right. The results came yesterday and indicate that the antibiotics did what they were supposed to and all is within “normal range.” Truly a praise report. I hope you are able to enjoy a relaxing weekend. Beth:)

      • Hello, Beth, I’m very glad to hear that your antibiotics have done their job. It sounds as if your body isn’t harbouring any nasty infections from this tick bite, which is reassuring. I was just thinking of you, and wondering if you’re having sun or rain (or, worse, fire), when I realised I don’t know what country you live in! Wherever you are, I hope you are having a manageable weekend. May God bless you today, and every day. With love from Ruth XX X

      • Thank you Ruth. We live in the United States and are far removed from the wildfires. I leave with you today Psalm 90:14 in the form of a prayer, “Heavenly Father, satisfy Ruth today with your unfailing love that she may sing for joy and be glad all her days. Amen”

      • I’m so pleased to know you are far from these dreadful fires, Beth, though the sheer size of the US is hard for me to imagine (I live on a small island; total population 80,000 people). Thank you so much for your most beautiful prayer XXXX

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