Monday, December 9, 2013

Light, 12/9/13: Transformed

Do you see that? Ugly vinyl blinds. Un-openable. Years ago, whoever put in the ugly vinyl bathtub insert cut away a large portion of the oak window frame in order to make the insert fit. The ugly vinyl insert shoves hard against the ugly blinds, and the blinds do not hang right, and there is not room for them to be twisted open.

A person might wonder what use a window is if it cannot be opened or uncovered and doesn’t even do a very good job of letting the light in.

And yet the light does get in. And the light shines, and makes shadows, and plays with droplets of rain or tree branches or whatever else might be on hand that day. And the ugly vinyl blinds, once in a while, become something else.

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  1. I love light. I'm so glad God created it. Is is weird to think that maybe he created it just how he did especially to have something that fills our world that somehow embodies him? Because there are endless ways to see how it represents him. Endless. This is really lovely and I needed to read it. Thanks, friend.

    1. I don't think it's weird. Amazing, yes, and mysterious. not weird. It furthers my image of God as the ultimate Artist. But I'm guessing your science-y mind can play with this idea in a bunch of ways mine hasn't, and that just makes it all even cooler.


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