Light Trumps Darkness

His breath filled all things with a living, breathing light – a light that thrives in the depths of darkness & blazes through murky bottoms.  It cannot and will not be quenched! John 1:4-5

Not long after my family moved into the house where we currently reside, my daughter, who at the time was 10 years old, got up during the middle of the night to go to the restroom.  Because it was so dark and she was in a new environment, she mistakenly went into the hallway & entered the walk in attic door instead of the bathroom door & closed it behind her.  From what I understand of the story she later told me, she was still half asleep and didn’t realize what she had done until she started feeling around the room for a light switch or a toilet.  Once she discovered she was stuck in the dark attic, she also realized she couldn’t find the door back out, and she began to scream my name. 

Can you imagine? 

A 10-year-old little one, screaming for mom, in desperate need of help, but none came.  She told me she stood there & screamed and cried for a long time until she realized no one could hear her.  She said, “Mom, I knew the only way out was to pray.  I just asked God to help me find the door and He did!”   She came into my room, shaken, but unharmed.  The scary part of this story is that there are actually 3 doors in that walk in attic.  Two of them lead to parts of the attic that if you step on to it, you will fall through the ceiling and 1 door leads to the hallway back to where the family resides.  The very next day, I had a deadbolt installed on the attic door so that it can only be opened with a key.

The truth of this story is what trumps all.  A child in need of help.  Standing in the pitch black she called out to God for help and He came to her in the darkness. 

I have been in very dark places in my life.

Places where I thought I would never see light again.  Places where I tried to call on everything & everyone I thought could help, but then realized only the Father could rescue me in my situation.  When I look at the dark places in my life, I am amazed at how Jesus’ light penetrated & gave me enough hope to find my way out.  I remember one particularly dark time, standing in my bedroom, literally crying out to God.  I told Him if He didn’t help me I would not make it.  You know what?  He did help me.   He came to my rescue.  In the dark, I found just enough light to take the first step toward the door out of my darkness.  He also showed me there were multiple doors I could choose.  Doors that would lead to more darkness and destruction.  Because I called on Him to be my guide, He told me there were things in this world I could choose that disguise themselves as the true way out of darkness, but that I must only walk through the door He showed me in order to find life.

Ephesians 3:20-21, tells us that God is able to do exceedingly more than we could ever ask or imagine because of His power in us.  That means marriages can be saved, addictions can be broken, wayward children can be brought home, diseases that threaten death - can be cured. 

Jesus is able to pierce darkness with His glorious light. 

Call on Him today.  Ask Jesus to be your guide.  Just ask which door to walk through & He will show you the way. 

Love, Cara