Meditation in a toolshed.

“I was standing today in the dark toolshed. The sun was shining outside and through the crack at the top of the door there came a sunbeam. From where I stood that beam of light, with the specks of dust floating in it, was the most striking thing in the place. Everything else was almost pitch-black. I was seeing the beam, not seeing things by it.

Then I moved, so that the beam fell on my eyes. Instantly the whole previous picture vanished. I saw no toolshed, and (above all) no beam. Instead I saw, framed in the irregular cranny at the top of the door, green leaves moving on the branches of a tree outside and beyond that, ninety-odd million miles away, the sun. Looking along the beam, and looking at the beam are very different experiences.

~C.S. Lewis, Meditation in a Toolshed

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The sunbeams of blessing in our lives are bright in and of themselves. They also give light to the ground where we walk. But there is a higher purpose for these blessings. God means for us to do more than stand outside them and admire them for what they are. Even more, He means for us to walk into them and see the sun from which they come. If the beams are beautiful, the sun is even more beautiful. God’s aim is not that we merely admire His gifts, but, even more, His glory.

Take a step into the light that God is showering upon you. Don’t stand at a distance admiring the beauty of what God is doing; that’s great, sure, but God is inviting you to soak in His amazing glory and His unending beauty that’s right in the thick of it.

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One thought on “Meditation in a toolshed.

  1. What’s so great about this is that i can see the beauty it is describing. The sun, God’s creation, is a glorious expression of love God pours out onto us, it’s so beautiful!

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