A winter landscape is stunning in so many ways. Snowscapes take your breathe away with their purity. Waking up to the sun shining through a world veiled in ice, every blade of grass, every branch and leaf covered and sparkling. But one of the more subtle beauties of Winter is the lone Sycamore Tree, standing amidst the dozens and dozens of dark brown hues and colors of other trees. They stand like cathedrals in the middle of a Crowded city, like Castles on a cliff, a lighthouse in a storm.
We, as lovers of Jesus Christ, must learn to let ourselves be cleaned and purified in every aspect so that we sparkle and shine amidst the many. We don’t do this to be seen by men. We do this as lamposts or guideposts, pointing to the source of our Hope, Christ himself. “Let your light shine in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify Your Father in Heaven.” If our lights are shining before men and they glorify God, we are being those beacons in the night, those Cathedrals in the City, those lights in the darkness. Drawing people to the very Hope that still draws us deeper and deeper into Christ.