One of my favorite things about summer is that it stays light until almost 9:00! I love it! Even on rainy days, it is still light out into the evening. Where we live we adhere to the day light savings rules, so for someone like me when that “spring forward” time comes around I am ecstatic! I don’t even care if I lose an hour of sleep! It is going to be light longer, way longer. Then of course there is that dreadful day, if there is a “spring forward”, there has to be… “fall back”! Clocks are turned back 1 hour, everyone gets their lost hour of sleep back and the darkness, oh the darkness. It is dark by 5:00 pm. Of course the cycle will continue and the this pattern of dark days is only temporary.
We all have times of darkness in our souls, and day to day darkness, but our hope in following Jesus is He is our Light! Forever! He is our eternal light. When we choose to follow Him, he promises that we will never have to walk in the darkness. We can find the light we need to persevere the messy times in our life in His word. Isaiah 9:2 tells us “No longer will the sun be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.”
This is a great reminder for me. God is forever. Our times of sadness, hopelessness, and even Day Light Savings are just temporary. Whatever we are facing today will pass and God is way big and bright enough to lead us through. God is always with us. Find him in His word, in prayer, with another believer. When we do, we then become the sons and daughters of the Light to share with the world, and to have eternal life with Him in the next.