November 18th – Like Night and Day

Without light the traveler is both lost and fearful. Without eyes to see, there seems no hope. The steps forward seem as risk, and backward no gain. Reaching forward into blackness, stepping small that there would be no fall. For those without God, so it is their way, clutching to one another, speaking together with false chatter, that the way of darkness seem not so wrong. Banded as one they move, carefully along as schooling fish toward the unseen net. Many know of its presence, but in their great numbers they imagine strength, a false hope driving them to destruction. But you are of My light, My Word, that you might know what the darkened cannot see. Even in the shouting, [they] will not hear. Do not fear for the multitude of the lost; they threaten not the Light. Wide is their way and great is their depth, but they are snared in their own mesh, and their great numbers useless for battle against He who separates the lost. Fear not the eclipse, as their numbers throw shadow on those in the Light, but the Dayspring shall conquer, that even some of those in the darkness might find His Light. Rejoice in the seeing. You are no longer blind, and although the way is unknown, it is bathed in Light eternal. For those who abide in My love, the glory of the Father is forever their light.

Isaiah 42:16 (ESV) – I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them. 

Luke 1:78-79 (ESV) – “because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Bottom Line:  It may seem very dark around us. There are multitudes of people seemingly swarming with opinions and values that we just can’t understand. “Can’t they see?!!”, we ask in exasperation. The truth is – they can’t. They are in a spiritual darkness. Some by their own choosing, but some, because God’s light has not reached them yet. We as children of His wonderful light need to remember that many of us were in that crowd at one time. We thought we knew it all. We followed the lost crowd, and may have ridiculed and laughed at them, just as they do to us now. The image of the net should make us pause, and instead of feeling anger for all the darkness, we should try our hardest to reflect His light for the poor souls that will soon be lost. His light is the only thing missing in their lives, and it’s the only thing that will change their night into morning. 

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