Friday, January 10, 2014

Light Overcomes Darkness

At the Christian Arts Guild meeting, it was discussed that we could paint our testimony. Paint my testimony, what is my testimony? Different things came to my mind. When did this all start? It was something I would have to take further thought in and pray about.

Art has always been a part of my life. God was not. As a kid, even though I wondered about Him and prayed...He seemed so distant though. Wanting some control in my life, I embraced darkness as a teenager. Anything that had power and knowing I could attain it, that is what I pursued. A growing library filled my room of the 'dark arts'. Little did I know my lifestyle coupled with this was leading me down a very dark and dangerous path.

As a rebellious teen, my friend told me of her conversion to Christ. Her life changed for the better. She no longer feared death. I thought it interesting and decided to do the same. After all, what did I have to lose if it didn't work?

What happened next was truly a miracle. I looked at life so differently. It was like an illuminating light bulb clicked on in my mind and life. Life was looked at differently. Peace filled my heart! Since then it has never left. Fear and darkness, no longer rule my life. Being thankful for what I've been given and continuing in His grace fills my days. He is the 'lifter of my head.' Life can be very hard at times, so I'm grateful to my Creator who guides and helps me.

Light always overcomes darkness. We may not be able to see it at times, however that doesn't mean it's not true. Light illuminates our path but it is our choice to go towards it or not. I have chosen to walk towards it. I pray it's your choice as well.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)