A Light in The Darkness

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and Yahweh's glory has risen on you. For, behold, darkness will cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:1 WEB

Nightfall came faster than I was anticipating and it was black night as I made my way through the swamp. I spent a lot of my time in the woods growing up. Normally, the moon would be out, but this night was overcast and the thick trees above snuffed out everything, and I had no light with me.

I was about thirteen years old at the time, and the eerie sound of frogs, crickets and whatever that was lurking behind me were terrifying. Finally I made it out of the woods and I could see the light of home in the distance. It was the most welcoming sight, and I was so happy to see it.

A small candle sitting in the sunlight at mid-day is hardly noticeable. If you back away even a few feet it will begin to blend in with the surroundings and the light of the sun. It would seem insignificant, like there was nothing to be seen there. But if you were to look at that same candle in black darkness, it would shine like it was sent by God.

As this world grows darker and darker, your light will shine brighter and brighter to those around you. For some people, YOU are the only light that they will ever see and God will use you to draw them. You may think that your light is only a small flicker, but to someone in total darkness, you may be the most welcoming sight they have ever seen and carry the word of God that sets people free from the darkness. Keep that fire stoked, it is going to be needed.

Prayer: Heavenly Father let me carry Your fire, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let me be a light house to those in the darkness. Put Your words in my heart and bring all things to my remembrance. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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