Sunday, February 6, 2011

Living in the Light

One of the worst things about the month of December here in northern Wisconsin is that we never get to see sunlight. We wake up in the dark, drive to work in the dark, get to see a little bit of daylight through the windows during the day, and then leave work in the dark and drive home in it.

By the middle of January, we start coming out of this darkness. And now, by the first of February, we actually have daylight in the morning and in the evening.

It is easy to get depressed when we feel we are living in darkness. In fact some people get so down during the winter months that they are diagnosed with a medical condition – seasonal affective disorder. One of the proven treatments for this illness is to sit in front of a bright light for a certain period of time each day.

There is another darkness which many people live in. It is a steady ongoing lack of a spiritual light in their lives. It is the darkness of not having a relationship with their savior, Jesus Christ. I would rather have the darkness of winter year-round than that kind of darkness.

Hopefully you are one who is living in the light, the eternal light.

Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.” John 11:9-10 (New International Version, ©2010)

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