Your Spirit Craves Light
At this time of year, light can feel hard to come by. The sun rises late and sets early, and inclement weather often paints the sky a dull, light-obscuring gray. In response, we decorate our homes with cheerful, twinkling lights, we light candles and we sit before warm fires at night. As much as our bodies crave physical light, however, our spirits desire heavenly light even more so.
In a 2016 Ensign article titled “The Light of the Perfect Day,” Elder Larry Lawrence said, “Success is not about how much money you make or how many medals you win or how much fame you achieve. The real objective of our existence is to gain light.” He then points to Doctrine & Covenants 50:24, which identifies “that which is of God is light” and adds “he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.”
Finally, rely on the One who God said would be “an everlasting light”: Jesus Christ. “I am the light of the world,” He said. “He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
On the darkest of days, whether on the weather forecast or deep within our hearts, there is always light to be found – He who created it has promised us that.
By Melanie Kasper
liveJoy Founder and Life Coach