Lights Out (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 185)
John 1:5 (NLT)
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
Light, like air, water, and food, is necessary for daily living. When light enters into a dark space, no matter how dim the light is, it has the capacity to fill the enter space in which it is placed. A small light can shine bright in the greatest darkness. Physical light helps us to see. Spiritual light helps us to see and to understand.
When the lights go out in your life that isn’t the time to give up. It may be the time to sit still in the darkness and listen to God’s voice. When the lights go out, people do one of two things. They panic or they get quiet. God wants us to get quiet so we can learn what He wants us to learn. In the middle of darkness is one of the best opportunities we have to grow.
God teaches His best lessons when our environment is filled with darkness. When we don’t see a way out, when our feelings are hurt, when we don’t understand what is going on, when we don’t have the answer to why, when life is falling part, that is when God wants us to be still and wait to hear His voice.
“Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.”
— Michael Strassfeld