Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Light at the end of the tunnel in the darkness gives hope when we are walking in the direction the tunnel leads us to.

If we are NOT walking, and the appearance of light at the end of the tunnel means a full-speed oncoming train or traffic that can be a threat to our safety.

Am I walking or staying still in the seasons of tunnel darkness in life? Being knocked down or killed by a train or vehicle does not sound attractive.

THE LONELINESS of THE CHRISTIAN by A.W. Tozer

The loneliness of the Christian results from his walk with God in an ungodly world, a walk that must often take him away from the fellowship of good Christians as well as from that of the unregenerate world.

His God-given instincts cry out for companionship with others of his kind, others who can understand his longings, his aspirations, his absorptions in the love of Christ; and because with his circle of friends there are few who share his inner experiences, he’s forced to walk alone.

The unsatisfied longings of the prophets for human understanding caused them to cry out in their complaint, and even our Lord himself suffered in the  same way.

The man (or woman) who has passed on into the divine Presence in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious, so he is avoided, and the gulf between him and society widens.

He searches for the friends upon whose garments he can detect the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none, he, like Mary of old, keeps these things in his heart.

It is this very loneliness that throws him back upon God. His inability to find human companionship drives him to seek in God what he can find nowhere else.

Chinese New Year Walk

On the second day of 2013 Chinese New Year, I decided to take a walk along the Park Connector Network along the Kallang River. It was a cloudy and windy day, perfect for long walks! Love seeing the little birds fly by and so elegantly dip into the waters for a refreshing sip. The small ripples of water and the beautiful skies and clouds enlarge something intangible and unexplainable within. A sudden dawning that I have not stopped to smell the flowers for a while. It is perhaps not wrong to conclude that all human needs a little glimpse of beauty periodically for refreshment. Perhaps a reminder of the glory of our Creator that we lose sight so easily.

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