Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Light Shines Through

Earlier this year I blogged about a quote that resonated with me:

And I think it resonated with many of you because of the blessed dichotomy it represents: We can be broken and useful. Uncelebrated and influential.

There is great relief in knowing “broken” and “useful” are not contrary terms when it comes to you and me. We are comforted knowing that anonymity does not preclude influence.

Think of Mary. A teenage wallflower from a dot-on-the-map town.

The world did not know her name.

When Gabriel proclaimed the work God had prepared for her, she was greatly troubled. No one knew better than Mary that she wasn’t influential or celebrated.

She wasn’t even married.

Perhaps your circumstances seem flawed. Your heart broken. Your faith fractured.

These are not obstacles for God. They are opportunities for Him to accomplish His work through you. God delights in shining the Light of Christ through the cracks of broken, willing vessels.

Even you and me.

Today I have the privilege of blogging at (in)courage.me. I've written a little piece about how God's Light Shines Through. Click here to join me over there!


  1. Shauna- As always, I'm filled up by your words. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas.

    1. Thank you, Tami. As always, I am fueled by your encouragement! Merry Christmas to you!!

  2. It is a good post. I read it, commented on it and followed you here. God's grace to you.


    1. Thank you, ifeoma. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!