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Have you ever had one of those moments when you were really glad there wasn't a hidden camera recording your movements?  I had one of them just this week!

I was visiting a friend's house for the first time, and since I had a long drive ahead of me I asked to use the rest room before I left.  I had no problem finding it, but as I walked in the door and reached for the light switch all I felt was wall.  I know sometimes the switches are just outside the room so I opened the door to look...  No light switches there either.

This was a half-bath in the interior of the house, which means it was windowless and dark. I saw the light fixture above the sink so I knew there had to be some way to turn it on, I just couldn't find it. 

What was known by my hostess was a mystery to me.

My eyes were adjusting to the dark, but just as I resolved to proceed without light I turned around and there was the switch!

Scripture portrays darkness as being anywhere  God's presence is absent, and describes those who don't know Him as walking in darkness.  Their spiritual eyes have adjusted to the darkness of life without God because that's all they've ever known. 

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. ~ Romans 1:20

Scripture tells us that creation itself gives off evidence of God, but what if the evidence is seen but not understood?  As believers it is imperative we remember that many of those around us are walking in darkness, because we are the ones who are called to point out the way to connect to the Light.  The prophecy of Zechariah for his son John is a call to all believers:

"you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” ~ Luke 1:76-79

Father, help me to be sensitive to those around me that are walking in darkness. Give me opportunities to introduce them to your Son, so they may know your tender mercy and experience the forgiveness you have so graciously shown to me.


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  1. Bryan says:

    First, I love Jeremiah 29:11. Second, I love it when writers use real life experiences and then tie those experiences into spiritual lessons. Thanks for sharing!

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