Light

“Miriam, you know what my favorite time of day is?”

“No idea, Pauline. Dinner?”

“Let me show you.” I led her into my son’s bedroom and opened the shades. “Look at the light filter through the blinds and onto the bed? I love that. In the morning, in my bedroom, light peeks through, sometimes an orange color…”

“Yea. I love that, too. A fall sun.”

“Me, too. Then the light brightens and moves across my bed. I think of how amazing God is when that happens.”

That was yesterday. Today, I got up and made my bed and thought of a Christian sister in Pakistan. She’s been living in a 6 x 8′ cell for over two years. She has two daughters about 9 and 11. She’s there for sharing Jesus at work in the fruit fields.

Two politicians have tried to have her released from the false charges. One was killed by his bodyguard, another gunned down in front of his home.

I wondered if she ever saw light anymore. The thought made me stand still.

I took action. First, I thanked the Lord for the ability to see, and the freedom I take for granted to see light filter through my bedroom each morning.

Second, I prayed for her. Romans 12: 4,5 states, “For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”

I am part of her eternal family. When she is separated from her husband and daughters, I suffer with her.

Then, I prayed that she could see some sunlight.

I realized that she may indeed be seeing light. The light of the Lord Jesus Christ. Scripture is chocked full of those passages.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear?” Ps. 27: 1

John 1: 9 says, “There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.”

A few chapters later, Jesus says, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8: 12.

She has Jesus. And He promises to be near.

Still, we have the privilege of praying for this dear sister. And appreciating the Light.

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