Light That Never Fails & GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

Light That Never Fails

Oswald Chambers wrote, “In the early stages of the Christian life, disappointments will come— people who used to be lights will flicker out, and those who used to stand with us will turn away. We have to get so used to it that we will not even realize we are standing alone. We must build our faith not on fading lights but on the Light that never fails.

I have been thinking about these words, about the light that never fails. It’s easier to see light now that spring is here. It’s easier to remember, somehow easier to hope. But do we still always remember to build our faith on the Light that never fails? Do we truly see the Light that never fails?

I really think it isn’t always easy to believe. Faith can be easy, in a way. But truly believing in Jesus, that He is the Light that never fails? I don’t think that is always easy. Not when things are hard. And not even when things aren’t hard.

But here is what I have found: that Light is all around us. I think I sometimes tend to focus on the darkness, linger in the shadows. I hesitate to step out, to make myself focus on the light. But it’s here on the edges, where darkness and light meet — that I am reminded of all the greatest lessons I have learned and the greatest love I have experienced. It’s always there that I hear His voice calling, that I feel His grace pouring out.

And maybe that’s you as well? Maybe it’s dark right now, the shadows pressing on your weary soul. But seek for the light, for you will find it. He calls us out from the darkness, our hearts in His hands as He walks right alongside us through this. So there will always be enough grace, enough light to keep going.

The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16)

Charles Spurgeon said, “”The people which sat in darkness saw great light.” Now Christ is not only light, but great light; he reveals great things, he manifests great comforts, saves us from great sin and great wrath, and prepares us for great glory. He is, however, a Savior that must be seen.

So we need to remember that not all see yet, though there is light. They do not see; they do not understand. So we must be lights in this world as well, reflecting the light of our Savior. And honestly? The brightest lights are those who shine that love towards their Savior and towards His people. That love is so bright, it will be seen, no matter what.

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  1. Beautiful post. Love that Oswald Chambers quote, wasn’t familiar with it. And, yes, I relate to how sometimes it isn’t always easy to have faith when things are dark…when you can’t see the light of Jesus or even hope it’s there somehow. Maybe that’s the essence of Hebrews 11:1, faith in the assurance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Even when we can’t see the Light, Jesus himself, we trust He is with us.

  2. Love this post on a gray day. And your thought on light triggered hymn lyrics from an oldy that we never sing any more, but it begins, “Sometimes the light surprises the Christian while he sings; It is the Lord who rises with healing in his wings.”
    I love the idea that light never fails, and it sometimes surprises us too!

    1. Michele, I don’t think I’ve heard that hymn but the lyrics sure are beautiful. Thank you for sharing it! And thank you for visiting here once again.

  3. His light shining where we are placed to whom we are near, as that of a Beacon from a light house to those lost in a raging sea of hopelessness. He is the guiding light of hope & safety! 😀
    Bless you,

  4. What a beautiful reminder that He is the Light even when can’t see it as clearly. May we grow in our ability to trust His sovereign control of our lives in the midst of any circumstance!

    1. Someone once compared Jesus as Light to the sun. Even on cloudy days, we believe the sun is there though we can’t see it — and so we should believe in Jesus as well. Oh that we would have such faith and trust in Jesus!

  5. I’m so grateful for the beautiful sunny day at my house today. We are all drawn to the light in literal ways, may it also be so in spiritual ways. “The brightest lights are those who shine that love towards their Savior and towards His people.” Amen!