Year 8-Day 201: Today, I am grateful when light crashes through darkness.
I am fascinated by the way light disperses darkness. They cannot co-exist. Light the tiniest match and the darkness is interrupted.
It feels like there is so much darkness in the world today. I remember a seasoned parent saying, "Nothing good happens after ... ". I don't remember the exact time, but the point was well taken. As the night presses on, people seem to be more prone to poor decisions.
A campfire can be seen from a good distance, the glow calling campers to settle in for fellowship and conversation. The light is warm and inviting.
A flashlight is a lifesaver when the lights go out. It provides what is necessary for simple tasks like a trip to the bathroom or foraging in the kitchen for snacks. One small flashlight can produce what feels like a great light.
"The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine." -Isaiah 9:2
It is easy to become discouraged when darkness is pressing in, but we can hold on to the hope that light always wins. The Darkness is always broken by the Light. Spoiler alert: God wins!
Today, I am grateful when light crashes through darkness.