Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Light in Darkness

Stumbling home after Wednesday night services, flashlights in hand, it was almost pitch black and my heart immediately turned to complaining - no vehicle, it gets dark WAY too early now...quickly my mind was brought to 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  With Anna clinging tightly to my hand, I made a choice to stop the complaining.  As we continued to walk, darkness was all around us, dogs were barking (we hoped that they were behind gates) and our two little flashlights brightly beamed a little path in front of us.  A light in darkness.  I began to talk to Anna about that light and the LIGHT that we have.  A village full of darkness...darkness of religion, darkness of alcohol...A village sitting in death, yet we have THE LIGHT.  Our LIGHT helps keep us on the path, keeps us from falling in the 'mud puddles', and leads us Home.  God has put us here in this village "to give light to them that sit in darkness". May we be faithful to this calling.  May we shine this Light in the darkness and in the shadows of death surrounding us.

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