When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, His disciples came to him. Matthew 5:1
Reflecting on both the photo and the scripture I am struck by contrast. How I long to join Jesus on the mountain! As I mentally move out of the dark, closed space and into the light, I experience peace, the kind of peace that comes from God. It does not depend on my circumstances. I sit with Jesus and drink in his wisdom. This is not wisdom that the world understands. It is paradox.
Just as in the photo, life situations that seem dark and closed have a window that provides refreshing relief. Consistent practice of prayer and meditation allow me to find God in both darkness and light. Gathering wisdom from both deepens my relationship with God. This wisdom matures and leads toward transformation.
What can you learn from paradox?
(c) 2015 Evelyn Pope