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How To Make the Dark Days Light

The days are getting short. The light is coming later and leaving earlier while darkness invades more of our time. Each day we lose a few more minutes to the night. I wake up in the dark, tripping over yesterdays shoes on the way to the light switch. An hour later it is still dark. Two hours later and the sky is finally turning that misty gray before the sun comes up. At last it is high in the sky, and then all too soon we head indoors as dark begins to set in again. The season of darkness is here.

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I’m spending my mornings in 1 John these days. Slowly, carefully, I examine each verse. I wonder how many mornings I’ll spend on the same page until the words at last sink in past my analytical brain and into my thirsty soul. John says a lot about light. And I’m so hungry for light at this dark hour.

As we obey this commandment, to love one another, the darkness in our lives disappears and the new light of life in Christ shines in. -I John 2:8 (TLB)

Maybe this is the answer to all the darkness. The physical darkness and the darkness that doesn’t come with the setting of the sun but rather hangs heavy at our hearts as we trod through this hurting world. Maybe we have the strength to push aside the darkness, to pull back the black curtains and dissipate the dense clouds that are hiding the light. Maybe this is how we could bring some light into our short days. Maybe we can do something. Like striking a match, like lighting a candle, like flipping a switch on, like stepping into the rays of sunshine. 

Maybe we could just love.

I’m over at Seasoned With Salt for the rest of this, I hope you join me there as we find ways to bring light into these darker days.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    dorcasquinteroo
    November 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Thanks so much, it’s something for remaind everyday.
    The light perspective is from inside.

    • Reply
      greeroharah
      November 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

      So glad these words resonated with you, and thank you for sharing this.

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    Grace @ Cultural Life
    November 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I struggle with the darkness, especially now that it gets dark even before I leave the office. It makes me tired and low. At least it’s the first Sunday of Advent in a few short weeks…

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    Keandre Ivory
    April 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?

    I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having
    a hard time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different
    then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely
    unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to
    ask!

    • Reply
      Greer Oharah
      April 28, 2017 at 9:17 am

      WordPress =)

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