Day 247 –
Darkness will come so hold fast to the Light which is already Here!
Joel 2:1-2, 21 “Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains a great and powerful people; their like has never been before, nor will be again after them through the years of all generations. “Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things!”
Darkness is quickly sweeping across the world. Things are occurring that bring fear into believers and non-believers alike.
Plans are being made to hide from the evil, fearing what is still yet to come. Caution is being taken to try and guard our children from harm, hoping that what is out there won’t get them.
While preparations are good, well thought out plans wise; what we should be focusing on is guiding our children to Recognize the Light within the Darkness and Be the Light in a lost world.
When I was growing up, one of my favorite things to play was “Who’s afraid of the Dark”. My siblings, cousins, and friends would go into the backyard after it was dark and hide until we were found or until we could make it to base. Base was always in a well lit area, but the rest of the yard (being out in the middle of a farm) was extremely dark and quite scary. We didn’t know who was hiding in the shadows or what animal or spider was weaving its way closer to us, all we knew is we wanted to make it to the light.
In the same way we were seeking the light in the scary dark backyard, this world is like our backyard – full of darkness and evil and tons to be afraid of – BUT we must seek the Light and lead others to see it as well.
We need to teach our children to seek “The Light” and reflect “The Light“.
But how can the world see Christ if we do not point them to the Light? How can our children grow and become strong in their faith if we try to hide them from evil?
We are to be a light on a hill not hidden under a basket.
Let’s bring Light to the dark places, let’s magnify HOW God is working in each and every situation.
He’s got an army fighting for us in the darkness.
If we don’t see the army, we may be too focused on the darkness. If we don’t look, we may miss the miracle of His work and the opportunity to grow in our own faith.
Preparing is Good but how about we prepare for the dark by seeking the Light through prayer, studying God’s Word, living by Faith, taking up our Cross daily and walking with Him.
It is good for no one if we choose to hide ourselves or hide our children from this dark world. So Go into the darkness and Seek the Light!