You can run headlong into dark places if you know light is waiting for you!!
This statement wrecked me as I read and reread it a dozen times. It came in like a wrecking ball (couldn’t resist 😏).
This statement takes away any excuse I have as a follower of Jesus. This statement fills me with passion and faith and trust. It lights a fire in my spirit that says “run anywhere you want and He’s gonna be there to light your moment”. What??!!
I can hardly sit still long enough to write this.
The full paragraph reads as follows, and is from a book called Reckless Devotion by Rolland and Heidi Baker.
”When you are in love, you have power; you will do anything and go anywhere your loved one asks. You simply trust the one you love to be there for you. You can run headlong into dark places if you know light is waiting for you. You can jump out of the boat into a stormy sea; you can take extravagant risk; you can live right on the edge. If you fall off or fall over you fall into Grace.”
That is love. And His love for me is so bright!!! Responding in kind is the only thing I can do. I am drawn like a moth to a flame to His love for me. A strange analogy I know, because moths die in the flame, but I must reach the fullness of His love for me. If that means that I must burn up in the light of His love so be it.
Because there are dark places that I will go, some because He has tenderly asked me to go, like the dark places of my heart, and other dark places because there are ones there that need the light that I bring and light that is magnified when He meets me there.