Thursday, April 12, 2012

There is a light in the Darkness

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. -1Peter 2:9 NKJV

Have you ever seen a night so dark you thought you could sleep with your eyes open? While in a weekend retreat, a friend and I experienced such a night as we walked through the woods on our way to a bonfire. I was holding a feeble excuse for a flashlight. With almost every step along our path we were tripping over limbs and rocks and potholes! As a result, the limited light we had was bouncing uselessly off our path, into the trees and the total blackness surrounding us. Finally, at a turn in the path we stopped to try and compose ourselves. Suddenly, a great light illuminated the area around us. Other friends had caught up to us and their light source was like a truck's high beam!

There is a light greater than I can describe. The light of the Cross.

There, continually shining, Christ illuminates the limbs, rocks, and potholes as we walk with Him in a dark world.

- From "Because of the Cross" by Beverly Courrege

Thank you Lord for being the light in the darkness of this world. I pray, Father, that Your light would shine forth through me, that I may be like a lighthouse showing the way to You. I thank You that You illuminate the things in our lives that would trip us and knock us down. You are the Light of the World, holy and perfect. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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