The rock crabs scuttled around searching for food on their large, jagged home. Their wary eyes kept watch while their legs kept them balanced and secure as they searched for food.

 

 

Then BAM! a wave crashed over them, totally immersing them momentarily. As the wave subsided, the crabs quickly began moving again as if nothing catastrophic happened. After a moment of peaceful food collection, they got blasted again and again and again, stopping them completely in their tracks and submerging them in saltwater darkness.

 

 

 

 

I’ve been tumbled in the waves, knocked off my feet and tossed around, not knowing which way was up. The rushing water and tumbling sand blind the senses. I’ve banged against rocks like the one the crabs clung to, and came away bleeding. I quickly learned how to avoid repeating that scenario.

 

Because of this, watching the crabs on treacherous rocks fascinates me. Their everyday survival includes finding food and being pounded by waves. In their circumstances, those rock crabs adapted perfectly to their environment!

 

God designed me to do the same.

 

I live on a beautiful blue rock in the middle of a stunning galaxy. I am divinely designed to be here.

 

Amidst my everyday survival of the mundane comes pounding waves that hit and then recede. I have the opportunity to adapt to that expected environment or not. I can be shattered by the waves that inevitably come or, like the rock crabs, I can hold on during that momentary deluge knowing that as inevitable as the wave comes, it also ultimately recedes.

 

Hold On, the Light Will Come

 

The message of this moment is so clear

 

And as certain as the rising of the sun
When your world is filled with darkness, doubt or fear
Just hold on, hold on
The light will come

 

Everyone who’s ever tried and failed

 

Stands much taller when the victory’s won
And those who’ve been in darkness for awhile
Kneel much longer when
The light has come

 

It’s a message everyone of us must learn

 

That the answers never come without a fight
And when it seems you’ve struggled far too long
Just hold on, hold on
There will be light

 

Hold on, hold on, the light will come

Hold on, hold on, the light will come

If you feel trapped inside a never ending night

 

If you’ve forgotten how it feels to feel the light
If you’re half crazy thinking you’re the only one
Who’s afraid the light will never really come
Just hold on, hold on the light will come

 

The message of this moment is so clear

 

And as certain as the rising of the sun
When your world is filled with darkness, doubt or fear
Just hold on, hold on the light will come.

 

(“Hold on, the Light will Come” by Michael McLean)

The Light of the World

 

Amazingly, while being battered by the inevitable, periodic waves of life, Jesus Christ promised that we can still be in light. Even when surrounded by this world’s darkness.

 

 

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I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 

His grace provides amazing peace in times of stress and trial. Light comes as perspective changes to turn to Him as the waves crash, to cast my burdens on Him, to trust. And to hold on.

 

The Savior doesn’t force Himself or His light into our lives. But He offers it freely and always.

 

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him….

The Light Is Come

 

Have you opened that door to Him and been flooded by His light?

 

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For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

 

It is so real to me, so pure, so available.  If I receive His Light, darkness flees away. The waves may continue their pounding, but they no longer trap or dismay.

 

That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.

About Delisa Hargrove
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have moved 64 times and have not tired of experiencing this beautiful earth! I love the people, languages, histories/anthropologies, & especially religious cultures of the world. My life long passion is the study & searching out of religious symbolism, specifically related to ancient & modern temples. My husband Anthony and I love our bulldog Stig, adventures, traveling, movies, motorcycling, and time with friends and family.

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