Sailor Gutzler - crying, trembling, shivering cold, scratched up and bloodied, but miraculously - alive. The sky was a sheet of dark blue gray, clouded over by a storm that loomed close, only pierced through by the glimmer of beautiful light that could not be contained. We face obstacles along the path that seem much too hard to navigate through.One report shared that she had somehow known to light a torch; she found a stick and touched it to the still-burning flames, knowing she needed light to find her way. SEE ALSO: To Bring Light to the World It still shone through. Light of hope against changing tides, shifting sands, and stormy times. Shadows hover over the way that once appeared clear.On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance.Like many of you, I’m still amazed at this story that happened this month, and so saddened for the tragic loss.Another story said she knew to follow the twinkling lights through the trees to find safety. We feel lost and alone, souls needy and desperate, seeking life, looking for hope, for something to hold on to.
Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.And then somehow, she found the strength and courage to follow her instincts to seek out help. That same day, a few states away, I woke up early in the morning, just before dawn, and headed to the beach to watch the sunrise. When darkness looms close in life, and a crisis occurs, when anxiety builds and fear surrounds, we may stumble, we may fall.A mile away, over hills, and through dense woods, in freezing cold temps, without shoes, and hurting from injuries sustained in the crash, a faint knock on the door of a mountain home revealed this precious miracle. Winds were blowing, sand shifting beneath my feet as I walked, waves strong and fierce, hit hard against the shoreline. And our hopes get dashed, and the future starts to look dim.The Apostle Paul tells us that as “sons of God” we are to ”shine like stars” in a dark world.
Just as the stars shine in the heavens so we, a heavenly people, are to shine for the Lord - compare Numbers -26 with Proverbs .We are to shine as Moses did (Exodus ); as the Lord Jesus did (Matthew 17:2); as John the Baptist did (John ); as Stephen did (Acts ) - now please look up Matthew .