LIGHT in the Darkness


How thankful for the SUNSHINE today, we had seems like endless RAIN, even if it were just a weekend. I still grinned and bore it getting outside, driving places, went outside to a township event and last night seeing no good parking spot walked those extra 20 feet into the store – I first grumbled about it – but I was OK! The big reason I stopped grumbling was that there were 2 identical cars to mine in close handicap spots, and I realized to be THANKFUL for my working legs, I COULD walk… No pain? Refrain from the complain!

That’s LIGHT in the darkness, when you don’t let circumstances, like rain, rain on your parade. You don’t let pain poison your day. 

I was driving last afternoon thru the rain, appreciative of GREAT tires on my car. And remembering that we were in a drought not too long ago but no more, catching up with the rain we really needed was a blessing. And wow how LUSH the greens and purples, pink and white flowers, rolling hills of so many shades of green that feasted the eyes. This is Light in the darkness. Don’t let dark clouds prevent you from seeing the rainbow already on the ground. 

Psalm 112 this morning we can read in the SUNSHINE. We WILL get through dark patches in life, in seasons, in daily grinds. We WILL be LIGHT ourselves by counting blessings and trusting in the Lord. We WILL be OK!

The reason I was driving this weekend was to see friends not seen since before covid. Now you have to admit that no matter the severity or need to huddle (or even overreacting in hunkering down), that we went through it and have recovered on the otherside from our fears, at least most I hope have. Yes there are pockets of precautions, but “normal” got closer to normal.  Are we praising? Are we taking advantage of the opportunities that we didn’t do before? Have we thanked God from getting us from there to here? Or are we being darkness from not seeing LIGHT in the situation… I have retooled and reschooled – resolved and recommitted to new things after old things disappeared.

Scripture says LIGHT overtakes darkness, darkness never wins. That’s because LIGHT already won… Let us sing praise!

I found something lost – it must have flung a couple feet from being caught up in a towel or bedding, then stayed under tiny piles of clean laundry. I found it, having the time to clean BECAUSE of that rain, and I praised finding it (and stopped cleaning). Isn’t it true that thinking of how God rescued us, we need to praise our found-ness, praise God and yet keep cleaning now WITH HIm. Yes. Also keep praising, keep looking for the LIGHT and not complain when we get there.

I think attitude is everything… Today is a good day for a good day. How will we know that? Look for the Light!


Psalm 112

Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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