God’s light is greater than any darkness
I love a good crime stopper. How about you?
Watching the crime shows and forensic type programs you can learn a few things. I never really realized how useful a flashlight was until I watched criminal programs. The flashlight can be used in diverse ways. Even different types of light expose different types of evidence. It is fascinating.
One day I was searching for a small pair of stud earrings that my parents had given me. They were gold and had small diamonds in them, but they were sentimental, and I was fixed on finding them. It occurred to me that they may have fallen off the lid of my jewel box. At the time I had a bad habit of not quite getting the jewelry inside the box and I confess, I still do. I looked everywhere and then remembered to go get the flashlight.
I picked up my flashlight and started flashing it under furniture, on the floor and even behind furniture thinking the earrings had rolled. After scooting the dresser away from the wall, I flashed my light. As the light lit up the dark shadowed place behind the dresser, the light made the gold and diamonds illuminate so that I could see them. I found my earrings!
The Word tells us many things about light. In 1 John 1:5, “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” “God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day” (Genesis 1:5). One of my favorites is when Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
In the darkest hours of my life, when I have felt out of sorts or even lost – God has been true to His Word. He has brought Himself right into my dark situation. He is bigger than some little, useful flashlight because He is the very source of light itself. Be encouraged today, no matter what you might be going through, God desires to be the Light in your life. God will illuminate your darkest hours, bring strength, peace and calm to those “out of sorts” feelings and even help you know that you are established and not lost at all. In fact the Word says: He is already shining …“the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.” (1 John 2:8).
Yvette Perrin is a columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.