Electricity and Jesus

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

When life is difficult, it might help us to think about electricity and Jesus.

Crazy, huh? Let me explain …

Seems everywhere I’ve lived as an adult there have been storms of one kind or the other that threatened the reliability of the flow of electricity into my house.

When we moved to the Texas Gulf Coast from Florida at the height of hurricane season, one of the first things I did was place candles and matches easily accessible in every room. I put flashlights next to each bed because that is what I needed to do in Florida.

I wanted to have the security of a light within easy reach for those unexpected times of darkness when the electricity was interrupted.

I don’t understand how electricity works. All I know is when I flip the light switch, the light comes on. I expect the light to go on whether or not I see all the wires and turbines that create it.

I believe the electricity will work. I put my trust in the fact the electricity will work.

Just as we trust electricity to light the way when we can’t see it, shouldn’t we also trust Jesus to light our way even though we can’t see him?

When the power goes out in our life and the darkness of our troubling situations seem to surround us, isn’t it comforting to have the security of the Light of the World within easy reach for those unexpected times of despair?

Our hope rests in the power of Jesus through his Holy Spirit. He is the one who gives us the peace and the light to endure. He is our hope, our candle in the dark. Even the worst of storms cannot interrupt the flow of Jesus’ power to us.

Might I suggest we flip the switch on, and never turn it off?

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May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in your faith, that by the power of the Holy Spirit, your whole life and outlook may be radiant with hope. Romans 15:13 (Phillips)

I wish you well.


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