No doubt about it, we are in trying times. However, if you are considering hunkering down and remaining silent you should think again.
The greater the darkness grows the more visible the light will be. Consider this . If you shine a flashlight while standing in the mid-day sun will anyone even see it? It’s likely that few, if any, will. However, if you go out to that same spot at midnight and shine that same flashlight it will be visible at great distance.
Noontime has passed. The sun is setting over the western horizon. As it wanes the darkness increases. The night is now directly before us and soon too the midnight hour. We cannot retreat to our homes in this critical time. We cannot hide our flashlights under bushels. We cannot succumb to the darkness nor to the power it is asserting in the present hour. Remember, it is light that overcomes darkness.
Do you have fresh batteries in your flashlight?
In evil’s push to overcome, it serves only to give contrast to the sons and daughters of God. It makes evident the bearers of light who remain vigilant in these dark times. While it is the darkness which advances, we are not afraid. Many will see the light shining in the midnight hour and be drawn to it. Never again will they stumble in the darkness.
May the blind see because of Jesus’ light shining brightly through you!
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising” Isaiah 60:1-3.
The Big and the Small
If iniquity is a dandelion then righteousness is a mighty oak tree.
The dandelion’s roots grow quickly but not deeply.
The oak tree’s roots grow slowly but draw nourishment from the deep soil.
The dandelion shoots up from the ground and matures in a matter of days.
The oak tree begins as a small seedling that requires years to mature.
A dandelion can be plucked with two fingers.
A mature oak tree is a force to be reckoned with.
The dandelion lasts for but a season.
An oak tree remains for hundreds of years.
“…I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments” Exodus 20:5-6.
Mitch Salmon is a follower of Jesus Christ and proclaimer of the Good News – The Gospel of Christ Jesus!