I was doing some things in the kitchen this morning along side my youngest son (he's 9). A commercial came on the TV in the other room for a stuffed animal that has a flashlight in its belly. At some point the narrator spoke about being afraid of the dark. My son stated, "No one's afraid of the dark, just what's in the dark." Being the proud mama I am, I immediately tweeted his saying.
Now an hour later, I am sitting here getting ready to write/edit, like a good little writer should, and God plops a spiritual lesson in my heart that I just have to share with you.
Are you afraid of the dark?
Sometimes we have dark places inside of us. Dark thoughts. Dark memories. Dark emotions. We don't have to live in the darkness, not the darkness within ourselves nor the darkness of this world, though it is always around us.
What is the dark?
Lack of light.
What dispels the darkness. The LIGHT.
Psalm 119:105, "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."
John 8:12, "Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, 'I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.'"
Matthew 5:14-16, "'You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.'"
What Scripture do you use to dispel the darkness when it comes? In what ways are you being a light on a hilltop?
Ps 91 (NKJV)
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.