Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Selah: Sunlight and dust

I have a bad habit. When I'm thinking, talking on the phone or trying to work out a problem, I sweep. I don't know when that habit started, but I've done it for at least of the last 8 years. I think it may be related to the fact that I hate wasting time, which makes me the multitasking queen. Also, sweeping puts my mind in neutral and my answers come more quickly.

Yesterday, why working on one of my plot problems, I grabbed to broom to tackle the floor in my office/dining room. The room was dark even with my lamp on. I opened the blinds for more light. And what to my wondrous eyes should appear? More dirt on the floor, even in the places I'd already swept.

That created an interesting Selah moment. More dirt is seen when a truer light is shined. Sunlight is far more powerful than my little two bulb lamp. And it revealed more. It's like when God reveals some "dirt" about us. We know it's there and that we need to sweep, but once God's true light comes, there is far more "dirt", even where we've already swept.

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