When it’s hard to believe that hope is coming

Originally published Sunday, 19 October 2014.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5 (NLT)

I opened my eyes in the dark. I pressed the alarm clock and saw 5:00am shine back at me. I nudged my husband and whispered it’s time to go. 

We dressed quickly and slipped into the car. We headed North West into the blackness around us. 

An hour passed and still no sunlight penetrated the horizon. I looked around me and I thought about how when everything is dark it seems like it will stay that way forever. 

At that moment, in the dark, it felt hard to imagine that we would ever be driving in the light. 

I thought about the long dark days when Xylon had chemo every other week. How those days felt like they would never end.

At about 6:15 I saw a slither of light squirm across the horizon, minutes later darkness no longer hovered around us. 

Light pierced the darkness and everything changed. 

My mind recalled the all the moments during chemo when light would pierce the darkness. The times when God would remind me that he held me

I thought about how maybe God made day and night to remind me that there is a rhythm to life, that there is darkness and light. 

And light always overcomes the dark. 

Even at night, the stars remind me that darkness cannot prevent hope from shining. (tweet this)

Ponder: What do you think it will take for light to shine in your darkness? 

Prayer: Lord, I believe that you can shine in the dark areas of my life. Come bring light where I need it most. 

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