Let There Be Light & GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

Sharing this that I posted on my Instagram a couple days ago. I’m so glad it is December again. That it is Advent season once again. Yet, this fall has been hard and because of that, I am walking into this Advent season with a weary heart. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I am learning.

Let There Be Light

“Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3 NLT)

It is December & Advent season and I’m walking into this season in a way that I didn’t expect — with a weary heart and a tired soul. For a moment I didn’t know how to take that; but then I realized just how it might be the best way to walk into this season. Because Christ was Light come to darkness. He was hope that came for the hopeless and lost. He was love and grace poured out on us weary and worn, us bruised and broken.

So it might be that I come into this season with heaviness, my hands empty and my heart too. But that’s okay. That’s okay because this is the season of waiting — for light to come, for love to pour out, for hope to dwell within us. And He will come. He will come, and He will be with us — Emmanuel.

You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.”
(Psalm 97:10-11)

So it seems fitting that this Advent season is set in the midst of the darkness. That when the darkness seems to abound around us, these glimpses of light and hope show up. And I find that is the beauty of our Lord — how He shows His gracious nature in the midst of the mundane. How He always shows up, in a thousand ways and a thousand times.

GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up


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19 Comments

  1. Oh, indeed. I think we are all following the light and I agree with you– maybe a heavy heart and weary soul is the way to come into Advent so that we may be refreshed by the season and what it represents. Here is praying for soulful nourishment and refreshment, so that we can start the new year revitalized by God’s love.

  2. Thank you for your beautiful words today. I am sorry to hear that your heart is weary and your soul feels dark. Waiting for the Light to enter is sometimes difficult. Praying for you, Ronja.

  3. As I read your post, it was as if I had written. I am feeling the same way you are and the Lord has given me the same encouragement! I am currently doing an Advent Study by Well Watered Women Co. called the Dawn of Grace, yesterday’s devotion focused on the Light of the World, Jesus Christ and that the light is not overcome by the darkness.

    This morning before I got out of bed, suddenly the room went from dim to very bright with the sun shining on my wall. As I pondered that moment, I thought, in the same way I may be in this dark season, in just a second, the Lord could bring light to that darkness. Reminding me that this too shall pass.

    I loved your insight regarding being in a dark season as an opportunity to remember the Light that resides within me through Jesus Christ.

    1. Karen, I so love it when the Lord speaks the same encouragement or message to different people at the same time. What a wonderful God He is, that He keeps track of our hearts! Also, what a beautiful moment that must for you and what a great reminder of how God can bring light to darkness in an instant! Thank you for sharing this with me.

  4. As much as I love Christmas, this season is hard every year for me. We’re entering winter and my heart always seems to reflect that change of season. But we know Spring is around the corner, as is our Lord. So there is hope! Praying for you…draw close to and rest in Him.

    1. That is such a wonderful thing to keep in mind, that spring is just around the corner and the Lord can act in the next moment to bring light into this season. Thank you for visiting here! God bless you

  5. the darkness that continues to consume our society can be overwhelming. Praise God that it’s not up to us to fix such a dire situation, but that we can rest in the simple truth that LIGHT will overcome darkness. thank you and God bless!

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