Darkness. What an interesting word. What do you feel when you read the word ‘darkness’? Do you feel afraid, sad, comforted, powerful, weak, safe? Darkness can mean so many things to so many people. I have never minded the dark. In the dark you can see the brightest stars, or feel the peace of the quiet that comes with the falling of night. Maybe an owl will join you and you can listen to her song. Who knows what will come in the dark? My friend hates the dark. She says it’s oppressive and suffocating. Bad things come out at night like thieves or raccoons. It depends on your outlook. But God is the light that dispels all darkness. What does that mean? It doesn’t mean that God rips back the night sky and fills it with light and all day sunshine -though if He chose to do that I wouldn’t mind, especially with this 4pm sunset we have right now- it means that God dispels the darkness within you. What darkness? Interesting question. We all have darkness in us because we all live in a fallen world. The darkness that the devil seeps into us through lies and fear, that is the darkness that God drives out. Some people see dark as power. People who want to scare people will claim the power from hell as a weapon, that’s a mistake. Sure the devil could give you dark power to use, but at what cost? Light is always more powerful than darkness. It can always break the dark and fill the area with itself. Jesus is light because light is power. Not dark. I want to claim Heaven as my weapon not hell. But Heaven is all sugar plums and cotton clouds, right? Wrong. Heaven is a fortress filled with powerful warriors that will come down from Heaven to fight for you! Jesus wins every battle, including the battle on the cross. Claim Heaven as your power and true power will fill you! And don’t be afraid of the dark, the light of the world lives in you.
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I am a young woman who grew up in British Columbia. In BC was all I ever wanted; I had my poodle (Max) and all my friends, Saturdays at the Vancouver Aquarium and Sunday afternoons at one of my favorite beaches it was paradise. But God had a different plan for my life and my dad's job landed us in Alberta and now where I remain, in small town Souris Manitoba. The transitions from paradise to prairie were difficult and I will admit that now 10 years later I still refer to home as Abbotsford BC. Through this crazy pathway trek across Canada I have had one true constant, God; and though none of it was easy, everything that has happened in my life has formed in me a true lasting friendship with the one I call Immanuel. Because no matter how far from home we are God is with us, and thanks to God I have found an almost completely over looked beauty in Manitoba. If you open your eyes you will see that God has planted wondrous things everywhere you go. View all posts by carriedinthecross