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From Darkness to Light

sunsetThis week we woke up before most people normally do to get on the road early and travel to Florida for a funeral. It was dark, cold and slightly ominous to be on that highway by ourselves.

As dark as it was, there was a quiet comfort inknowing that the sun would eventually emerge and take us from darkness to light. Even as the first shade of gray broke through the black, it encouraged us to press on.

I commented on how much easier it is to drive in the darkness in the morning as opposed to the night. There’s something difficult and somewhat depressing about driving a long distances in the dark during the evening, knowing the night sky is never-ending.

Isn’t that true in life also?

When we face trials and find ourselves smack in the middle of the darkness, it’s easy to focus on that alone. However if we can instead turn our attention to the light we can’t yet see, it makes getting through those dark moments much easier.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. – Philippians 3:12