Thursday, September 24, 2009
Dear Mr. Sun
She's sitting at a stop light wondering what the day will bring, that is after her vision returns, the sun is very bright this morning. She finds herself falling into "the stare". You know "the stare", you're conscious of what is going on around you yet your eyes are fixed on one certain point and you can't seem to redirect them, "the stare" feels good to her, relaxing.
There is a semi-truck in the lane beside her. The stare if fixed on a small reflection under the cab of the truck, a reflection of the sun. As she continues to stare at this reflection as it becomes bigger and brighter. The stare does not waver, the stare stays fixed on the reflection under the truck as it becomes bigger and brighter.
The tunnel vision continues as the reflection gets bigger, brighter and changes shape. The world around that spot on the pavement as become a blur - "what is that?", she wonders. Then the traffic light turns green and the truck starts to move. She sees little drops of liquid fall from the truck and the mystery is solved.
That bright reflection of light under the truck, the light that she focused on the entire time she was waiting for traffic to move again reminds her to focus on the one true light that really matters, the light of Jesus Christ. But has she been truly focusing on that Light? No she has not, her focus had altered to the world. She doesn't understand all of the feeling going on inside her right now or why things are happening the way they are, she may never know. That's the problem, the point of focus is the problem.
Focusing on the Light brings peace that surpasses all understanding. Focusing on the Light brings hope and joy in a dark world.
I am ever so thankful Mr. Sun, that you redirected my focus.