Getting out of bed has become a bit hazardous. We had guys come to the house to stretch out the ripples in our carpet and our belongings are still piled all over waiting to be put back in place.
Laying under my covers this morning, I scanned the area around me. It was still pretty dark, but there were large and small shadows of our stuff everywhere. Before putting my feet on the ground, I made sure I identified our dog so as not to accidentally step on her.
It struck me that this is how it feels getting out of bed in the morning when our lives are overwhelmed with uncertainty and fear. We open our eyes and the shadows are there waiting, some in forms we can identify, many not.
The antidote of course, and there’s only one, is light.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.-Psalm 119:105
Light doesn’t make our circumstances disappear, but it can clarify what they are, help guide us through them and keep us from stumbling.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.-John 1:5
Light banishes the shadows, many of which are much larger than the actual thing that is casting them.
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
Light drives away fear.