Friday, December 18, 2020

 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

John 3:21
people using phone flashlights to read

Life is unexpected.  When the lights go out, where do you turn for guidance?  As those in the photo navigate their way in the darkness, they seek guidance to find a path of comfort and

assistance.   Some of the people in the photo are lost, looking for direction in the darkness.  For others, the light of their phones has provided direction and comfort, allowing them to see again.  Their actions can be used as an example of how light can help lead and direct others who are still lost. In John 3:21, God is that light.  God leads those that call to him for guidance and direction.   We confront darkness and sin at every turn.  Those that look to God for guidance and direction, receive his strength, and are able to see through the darkness.

There is no doubting that 2020 has been a year that has been a test in seeking direction and finding light through the darkness.  Fear, isolation, distrust, among many other emotions, have led some on a path of darkness and sin.  Many of us sometimes feel lost in the dark with no light.  Like others, I have searched for this guidance through prayer.  Praying to God for guidance and strength, for His light to illuminate my path.  As we progress through this Advent and holiday season, may the twinkling lights we see be a reminder to commit ourselves to goodness and truth through our practices and actions, in the light of God.

Brett Sinsabaugh