A meditation on Isaiah 60:1-2
Stand up. Stand tall.
Emerge from the shadows.
Come out of hiding.
It’s your time to shine.
What’s in you needs to come out.
Your voice needs to be heard.
Do you know that your personal expression matters?
You are not an extra.
Your output is important.
The world awaits your mark.
Nations will come to hear you.
Influencers will fall under your influence.
People will scurry into your sphere to find out what you’re about.
But none of it happens if you remain silent.
Nothing changes if what’s in you stays put.
Come into the light.
Put yourself out there.
Its okay if it’s unrefined.
Take a risk.
Your expression is going to pierce darkness with light.
You are covered in glory and you will stand out.
The fear you feel is only there because it fears you.
Arise and shine.
This is your time.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Isaiah 60:1-2
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.