"Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, 'I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life." John 8:12
The days have been dark here of late. Darkness in passion lost, darkness in the dreariness and drudgery of the everyday. Darkness in following a path that is not in the light.
It is lonely in the dark . . . and frightening.
I am so glad that His promise that was written thousands of lifetimes ago, still can give hope to a small, scared, wandering girl today. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!" Psalm 30:5
This hard weeping is but a watch in the night, a season, a moment in the story of time. And this night produces fruit. It brings forth hope, for when things are darkest that is when we look up. Look up to the Father and the heavens to see His face, always gentle, always loving, always seeking us.
He promises joy carried on the wings of morning. A true abiding joy that can only be a gift. . . given of the Spirit. A joy of contentment, a joy of gladness, joy in His presence. And this beautiful joy is always accompanied by the light. The light of His ways and the light of His Word.
So there is hope that the Joy of morning is dawning, to shed a new light, direct a new path, and bring forth the presence of the Lord. Follow the Light of the World today, I know I am.