The moment we open ourselves up to admitting we are powerless and in desperate need of a savior, light shines into our hearts. Denial melts away, and we see all the old rotting junk that we attempted to hide from ourselves. We can now see the insanity of our old lives. We also see Christ changing our hearts and getting rid of everything that gets in the way of our relationships with Him.
Our hearts are enveloped in a blanket of Light. We see places in our hearts that were hidden in darkness. God’s Light keeps us steady and without fear. Not so long ago, we would have run to our old behaviors to avoid this very Light. But now, the light is comforting and we are unmoved. Christ’s Light is steady and soothing.
As we journey through recovery with Christ, the Light is always there. At one time, we would have preferred the comfort of darkness. Unforgiveness, resentment, shame, and self-loathing all kept us wrapped up in a blanket of darkness. That old blanket no longer soothes us. We are now enveloped in a blanket of Light. Light shines, and the darkness has no place to hide.
Written by Jackell