Rain Outside

7 10 2012

Here’s a sample of rainy season here when it actually does rain:

This video was taken from our townhouse.

This is the road to BCA on a rainy day.

“We can always find a reason to not walk in the rainy, cloudy weather of our world. But the cost of doing so impoverishes our souls, weakens our wills, and ultimately confines the light of the world behind walls God would have us remove.”  Magaret Manning

“THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED.” Mt 4:16

“[ Jesus Is the Light of the World ] Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12

“I am the Light of the world.” John 9:5b

“I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” John 12:46

“There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.” John 1:9

“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.  For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”John 3:19- 21

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.  In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  The light keeps shining in the dark, and darkness has never put it out.”

John 1:1-5

“Several years ago, I was in the living room and I saw my son go to the closet and get something out and I noticed something for the first time…..  I said, ‘Stop!  Go back!’  He said, ‘I was just getting my coat out’.  I said, ‘No’ because I noticed something.  I noticed that when he opened up the closet door, that it got light in the closet.  Have you ever noticed that? So I got into the closet and I shut the door and it was dark in the closet.  Then I got out and I observed the living room.  I opened the closet door several times and it stayed light.  I discovered this principle.  Darkness does not overtake the light, but light overtakes darkness.  And if there is darkness spreading through the land, guess what?  It is not because somebody went out into the middle of Kansas and opened up a box of darkness and (raspberry noise).  No.  If darkness is spreading across the land, it is because somebody is hiding the light….or worse than that, Jesus is removing the lampstand from its place.”  Dale Tackett in The Truth Project Lesson 10

Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent.” Rev 2:5

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Mt 5:14-16

Are you letting the light of Christ shine through you….. living out authentic Christianity in this dark and rainy world like Millie in Flash’s story?  Are you removing the barriers that might be keeping The Light from shining on those who are stumbling in the dark?

I think it was GK Chesterton who said: “A truly adventurous person wouldn’t cross the globe or climb mountains.  He’d just jump over his neighbour’s fence.”


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