Fear of the Dark

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Are you afraid of the dark?

Maybe you fear what could be in the nighttime darkness.  

Fear not.

The darkness is only temporary!

“Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever (Revelation 22:1-5 NASB).”

 

 

Guiding Light

I very rarely go out to the movies. Yet; the increase in godly family oriented movies in the last few years is both surprising and encouraging. Those filmed and released through an Albany, GA church are entertaining, thought provoking, and inspirational. They have avoided profanity and explicit scenes; yet, they shed light upon troubling issues of the day.

Likely, many of today’s movie theatres have saved the expense of hiring people as guides from the lobby, to inside the seating area. In days gone by, they were carriers of bright flashlights. The management provided these guides as a courtesy to customers. Today, theatres are equipped with user-friendly track lighting along sides of aisles, at floor level. Customers can purchase favorite snacks from the concession stand, and easily maneuver their way to a favorite seat.

I not only need safety floor lighting in a darkened cinema; I need light in a world of spiritual darkness. Jesus lights my path. “Then Jesus spoke to them again: ‘I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life (John 8:12 HCS).” He is my guiding light, enabling me to carry the light and dispel darkness.

Darkness of a Cloud

Pam Ford Davis

My mood can change as rapidly as the weather; I may start my day as a ray of sunshine and warmth, yet before high noon, I am walking in the fog of a dark cloud. Morning meditations lift my spirits and I bask in the light of my redeemer; problems arise to pelt me and I despair in the darkness of doubt. I desire to walk in the light of the Lord, light of his word, light of the Holy Spirit and light of truth. I dread times of darkness, circumstances when I cannot see his hand in front of my face.

Daddy, don’t play hide-n-seek. Where are you? Come out; come out, wherever you are! He is never far from sight… “Then he said to Moses, ‘I am going to come to you in the form of a dark cloud, so that the people themselves can hear me when I talk to you, and then they will always believe you (Exodus 19:9 The Book/ Living Bible).” God met with his friend Moses in a dark cloud; the communion benefited him and those who eavesdropped on their conversation.  I will not fear the dark; Daddy is there!