Another week, another shooting. Is it only me that feels weariness in my very soul? Light seems drowned by darkness.
And this one? In my state, not all that near but still in a town where someone I know resides. Close enough that someone I knew was posting to tell friends and family that she was safe, that her husband was in lock-down where he was, but was also safe.
I couldn’t even think about it. I’d already hit my limit in being able to respond with my words to horror in the world.
But as the days went by I knew I had to speak.
Not to debate the whys, not to condemn, not to comment on the fears in the world.
But to share something else, something I desperately need myself.
To share Hope, and Life.
And as I struggle myself to find it, I turn to my Source, and I turn to His Words.
So today, let me share words infinitely more precious than any I could write.
Words that bring Hope, and Life.
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. John 1:4-5,9
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Isaiah 60:1-3
You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light 2 Samuel 22:29
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. Isaiah 60:20
The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’“ Acts 13:47
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Romans 13:12
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, Isaiah 42:6
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. Isaiah 58:8,10
To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ Acts 26:18
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
He overcomes all darkness.
He has made us to shine!