One of the most beautiful sights you will ever see in this life is at sunset, where the sea meets the sky as the water swallows the sun and the day slowly gives way to the night. Before the sun seemingly disappears into the water, it casts a warm glow on the sea giving it a beautiful transclusent golden colour, like the sea is glittering and the waves that rippled violently on the water’s surface just some moments earlier, reduce to an almost calm serenade, leaving the sea calm and glass like, giving the illusion of perfection and artistic flawlessness (God is great isn’t he?)
But then, almost immediately, that perfection disappears as the sun sets completely and gives way to the night. The darkness that almost suddenly envelopes you is somewhat heartbreaking. You go from staring at beautiful perfection to pitch darkness within minutes and you’re left there not knowing what to feel. The waves once again resume their noisy tirade, and the weather becomes cool. (This is the time most people decide to leave the beach😭) The first time I witnessed this, I was somewhat sad. I wished the sunset had lasted longer, but almost immediately, the sky lit up with stars. A million gorgeous tiny bits of them. You don’t see them all at once though, but slowly, like someone is sprinkling glitter all across the sky, they begin to show up and the sky becomes a radiant beautiful well lit carpet. It’s like a chandelier of some sort and it’s also one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see.
Maybe the point where you are now feels like that moment right after the sun sets, your beautiful state of perfection has collapsed, something rocked your boat and you seem to have lost your balance. You’re there in the dark, groping, stumbling, confused, annoyed, disappointed, trying to make sense of it all. Maybe things aren’t going the way you would love them to. To you who can relate to this, I would like you to remember, that the sun must set to give way for the stars to shine. Stars shine 24/7 but you don’t see them during the day because the sun outshines their radiance, but when the night comes, you see them in their glory, being the best they were meant to be.
Yes, you might be bruised, battered, heartbroken, depressed, it’s not the end darling, pick yourself up and wait for it. Your stars will soon shine. To get to that place of greatness he has designed you for, you have to leave your comfort zone (sunset) and venture into the darkness, you will get past it, you are stronger than all of this. Even Jesus had to first go to hell to settle some matters before he ascended to heaven. The hell you’re going through isn’t your last bus stop, you will get past it. Don’t fight it, don’t deny the pain; Go through it, but don’t let it change you through. It’s not easy, but trust me, it’s worth it. From the words of someone I admire “Hearts may break, but they will heal” True strength is finding the ability to shine your torch even when all your batteries are out, knowing that you are the rechargeable lamp and he is the bulb. Let him power your lamp, it might take a while, but I promise you, your stars will shine. Pick yourself up and move on (it’s not beans I know), greater days are coming
– Signed, a woman once in your shoes.
Verse for the day: “And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
John 1:5 NKJV
Meditate on this, let it sink….