Chasing the Light

Meet Daisy. Daisy is a retriever. She thinks she’s a hunter. Her favorite prey…light.

Daisy chases after laser pointers and flashlights and random blinking lights. And this time of year, the morning sun shines through the sliding glass window in my kitchen and glances off the face of my watch. The Magic Light. This is her favorite thing in the world.

While I’m assembling school lunches and my three kids are making their breakfasts, I have an 80-pound yellow lab dogging my steps. Pun intended. She frantically searches the floor around me for a glimpse of the Magic Light. And when she sees it, she pounces, nips at it, and follows wherever it leads.

In the morning, Daisy won’t leave my side because she knows I’m the source of the Magic Light.

She drives me bonkers. But she makes me think.

I have a Source of light in my life too. Do I crave the Light of the World above all else? Do I stick close to Jesus’ side, dogging His steps, searching for glimpses of His light, pouncing on it, and following wherever His Light leads me? I want to stay as close to my Master as Daisy does to me.

7 Responses to “Chasing the Light”

  1. Karen Lange

    Good questions! Ones to help keep our perspective and eyes in the right place. Thank you.

    BTW, my sister has a retriever like Daisy – her name is Maisy:)

    Have a blessed weekend,

  2. Karen Barnett

    I have days when I’m chasing the light. And then come others (cloudy days?) when I practically forget to look for it. Great post!

  3. Kameko

    What a wonderful analogy!

    It is sometimes easy to forget in the hustle & bustle of daily life that if we keep ourselves pointed towards the Light, we will be nearer to our Lord, a much better place for all of us.

    Blessings to you,

  4. Mary

    Great words, Sarah. Maybe you should work on a devotional in between books?? :o)

  5. Sarah Sundin

    Thanks, all! It’s nice to know putting up with a yellow lab actually yields benefits :)Besides the adoring big brown eyes…