When The Light Shines Brightest

I returned to my Bishkek home last evening after another wonderful day in Kyrgyzstan.  It was still daylight.  As I walked past my window, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a very small white something glisten.   I looked, and there I saw an outside light had been left on.  The smallest of white light could be seen through the glass globe of the light fixture.  As night time fell,  the light shone brighter, making it easier for anyone to see their way in the dark.

I could not help but think of the light of Jesus available to all who know Him.  Why is it that, at times in our lives, when the troubles of this world brings darkness across our paths, we forget to look to the Light to show us the way?  When things are going well for us, we don’t notice the Light so much.  It’s always there, but it’s in the darkness of our days that it shines brightest.

By nature, we don’t like the dark.  We want light.  We want good times and happy times to fill our days.  We want less struggles and more ease.  However, our heavenly Father, who loves us so very much, He knows it’s often in the dark that we cling the closest to Him.

The light always shines brightest in the dark — therefore, we need not fight against the hard times, or turn from Father’s face in difficulties.  The light of His love and grace and guidance is always available to us.  It’s ours for the asking — focus and see the Light.

“But He knows the way that  I take; when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”  Job 23:10

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