There are many kinds of books available throughout the world. These books include fiction, biographies, history, and genuine stories of real-life occurrences, among other genres. These are the books that we read that tell us about other people’s tales and their lives, or that tell us about imaginary worlds created by the authors’ imaginations.
There is also another book being written right now; one that is more significant to you than you can imagine, and it is being written every day. And that book is titled, “My Life.”
This book is owned by everyone, and each story included within it is original and unique. Stories of love, fears, accomplishments, failures, milestones, and dreams are written within the pages of this book. These stories may not have been written with ink on physical paper, but they have been written with invisible ink on the heart and are only revealed through memory and experience.
On the surface, we all have them; events and circumstances that we have encountered and suffered. In essence, they are images that have been imprinted on the pages of our story. However, the images and experiences from our life that have been imprinted on our hearts and thoughts do not tell the complete tale.
There are still pictures and depictions to be disclosed, as well as other details. It’s possible that when we look at our stories, they have the appearance of specific things. Perhaps a certain graphic appears to be dark and dreary, or it might not appear to be particularly lovely or intriguing. Alternatively, a picture could look to be attractive and seductive on the surface.
Certain etchings in this book can only be revealed by the use of light. When light is shone onto its pages, new images appear, each of which can provide a completely different viewpoint on the entirety of the artwork.
This Light is the revelation of God’s Word. When we allow the Light of His Word to shine into our hearts, our stories and experiences are transformed into new creations, and we may be confident that they will be transformed into something beautiful, even though it may not appear to be possible at the time. On the other hand, the Light can also reveal images that are, in reality, not beautiful, but rather repulsive or monstrous in appearance.
The Light reveals the fundamental nature of circumstances, tales, and even ourselves in their whole. Ask God to disclose the true nature of things to you, and He will!
"They do indeed have the outward appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed religious observances, false humility and asceticism; but they have no value at all in restraining people from indulging their old nature." - Colossians 2:23
God, in a world filled with confusion and smoke and mirrors, I am so grateful for your Word of Truth. In it, I find the true nature of things revealed, and I am made stronger because of it.