Days of Darkness—Nights of Light

Feb 12

by Victoria Robinson

I love the dark of night, but only when I can balance it with the beauty of light. I enjoy lighting my home and have dimmer switches everywhere to obtain just the right glow. My favorite lamp is an antique stained glass light that hangs in my foyer. It is very special to me because it hung in my grandparent’s home when I was a child. After I purchased my first house, my grandmother graciously gave it to me. At night I enjoy the warm glow and memories provided by this sentimental possession.

However, there is a night coming when I will no longer need any lamps because there will never be darkness. That time will come when I enter into a glorious place called Heaven. Yet, as long as I reside here on this earth I desperately need good (and sometimes sentimental) lighting. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came to earth to bring all he light I need. He said, “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Only through the mercy of His light am I able to cope with the dark days I experience here on earth. His light is wonderful and provides a glow during difficult times.

Girlfriends, if you are walking in some darkness right now, allow the heavenly lighting provided by your Lord and Savior to illuminate your way. Dearest girlfriends, I pray we would be reminded of the provision of His light that glows in our dark nights.

However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. … ~ Ecclesiastes 11:8 NIV
 
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. ~ Revelation 22:5 NIV
 
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. …. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. ~ Revelation 21:23,25 NIV
 
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. ~ 1 John 1:5-7 NIV
 
Then Jesus cried out, … I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. ~ John 12:44,46 NIV
 
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. … So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. ~ Hebrews 10:32-34 NIV

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