“His Word Is Light To Our Night”

night seasons

by Dona Hake

The image you see today is one that I photographed on a cold, snowy winter night last year.  My good friend gave me this lantern as a gift and I kept visualizing an image of it hanging in my backyard after a fresh snow in the darkness of night.  The night was perfect  and the image brings so much meaning to me.

This is the time of the year where we all hear everyone exclaim how the days just go by so fast and darkness is approaching us earlier and earlier each day.  I personally love all the seasons so this really does not bother me.  What we can all relate to though is the “seasons” in our lives that come without warning and they bring darkness or they cause you uncertainty.  This can cause fear and turmoil in ones heart.

As we hold the light of God’s Word and instruction before us, even the darkest of times can be illuminated with understanding and direction.  As we can see ahead, we also see victory in the midst of the battle.  Winning the battles we face all begins as we are infused with His strength, direction and  courage to go forward.

2 Samuel 22:29   (MSG)

” Suddenly, God, your light floods my path,

    God drives out the darkness.

I smash the bands of marauders,  .

    I vault the high fences.

What a God! His road

    stretches straight and smooth.

Every God-direction is road-tested.

    Everyone who runs toward him”

I love the part of the verse that says that every God-direction is road-tested!   As we trust in Him, we can be assured that His light going before us will always  illuminate our path.

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