Saturday, March 4, 2017

light vs darkness

John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

"When darkness looms close in life, and a crisis occurs, when anxiety builds and fear surrounds, we may stumble, we may fall. And our hopes get dashed, and the future starts to look dim. We face obstacles along the path that seem much too hard to navigate through. Shadows hover over the way that once appeared clear. We feel lost and alone, souls needy and desperate, seeking life, looking for hope, for something to hold on to.
But here’s truth; in it all, his light still shines. It never flickers out, it doesn’t hide itself away. Because he never changes and will not be overcome by darkened days. Clear and constant, guiding our path, he gives hope and purpose through every treacherous step along the journey.
The tiny sliver of light amidst the gray in the sunrise that morning, spoke volumes to my heart. Because even when we can't find our way, and the tide has turned and the struggles seem fierce, or we feel overwhelmed, and the winds blow strong...he's still there. Hope shines through. It may be just a glimmer but it's enough, to whisper his words of truth, "I see you, you are never alone. I will carry you through the fiercest of times, into places of peace, and will make your footsteps strong."
I watched birds soar in the wind, seemingly fearless and bold, finding power in the gusts that blew, to go higher, stronger, bolstered by the gale force winds.
Sure foundation. Wind beneath our wings. Whisper of peace that calms the waves and storm. Glimmer of light in a dark world."


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