Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Streaming Light

     One thing that photography has given to me is an even greater appreciation for the light.  Several days ago my husband and I were out walking early one evening.  I looked up to see a tree literally glowing from the rays of the setting sun.  It was an ordinary tree that became extraordinary because of the light.   
      In Psalms 36, the psalmist says, "in your light we see light".  Jesus tells us that He is the light of the world, "Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 
   Years ago, as a young mother, I would wake up in the night with panic attacks, strange sensations that were unexplainable and very terrifying.  One night this happened, and as I tried to pray my way through it, God gave me a vision of standing in His streaming light, a light that warmed and comforted me. Three phrases came to me as I sat up on the side of the bed, “reach out in faith, trust in Me, and stand in My Light. I got up out of bed, went to another room, and wrote the words to this song:

Does life seem overwhelming?
Nothing feels quite right.
Just reach to touch the Lord’s hand
Just stand in His Streaming Light

Reach out in faith when you are lonely
Reach out in faith when you are ill
Reach out in faith when you see no hope
Reach out in faith for God’s perfect will

Trust in Him to be beside you
Trust in Him to get you through the night
Trust in Him when you are afraid
Just stand in His Streaming Light

After all your prayers for healing
After you’ve given Him the fight
Just reach to touch the Lord’s hand
Just stand in His Streaming Light

Close your eyes and look at Jesus
Close your eyes and reach for His hand
Close your eyes and feel the love flowing
Just stand in His Streaming Light
Just stand in His Streaming Light


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