And so it is in life. Trials may leave us stumbling in the dark, blinded by worries and fears, but there comes a point when the curtain starts to rise, when we stand up, square our shoulders, fix our jaw, and fan the flame that is in us. Onward!
There’s an undeniable fact of life: A single light will always dispel the darkness. As long as there is just one candle burning, darkness will never be dark enough to extinguish the light. It’s an impossibility! But light ... light will always overcome the darkness. How comforting that is.
It's true that some nights are longer than others, darker than others, but as I write, morning has dawned. The sun has cleared the horizon, the birds are up and singing. I believe mornings are God’s way of assuring us that the night will end, that hard times won’t last forever, that sorrow will turn into song, that the light of the Lord that burns within us will drive away the deepest fears, the gravest worries, the darkest night.
Until next time, dear ones, shine on!
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my GOD turns my darkness into light.
~ Psalm 18:28 (NIV)
You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD will lighten my darkness.
~ 2 Samuel 22:29 (NIV)