Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Out of Darkness

Life has been crazy lately and, well, it has kept us from keeping up with home repairs. For example, the littler kiddos have had a problem with their ceiling fan and light. To the point that I was afraid it might electrocute someone, so we just pulled the whole thing until it could be fixed.

And the thing is, we meant to get to it, really. But we didn't, for a few weeks. And then we did! Trever fixed it beautifully, and everything is safe and lovely.

Except. Well... The kids have gotten used to it NOT working.

So, this morning when I went in to see what they were playing, the lights were all out. They were playing in the dark.

"Hey guys, why's it so dark in here!? Here, turn on the light!" I said cheerily. And they continued to play...

But I got to thinking.

That's what people are like. If we get comfortable in the dark {sin}, we stop trying to turn the light on. We play in the dark. We are oblivious to the fact that anything is wrong.

Jesus is the light.

And the longer we play in the darkness, the greater the chances we will adapt to it, be comfortable with it, and no longer search for, long for, light.

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

Don't mess around, friends. If things are dark, turn on the light. Don't hang around, don't put it off.

There is so much at stake.


  1. A wonderful refelction Amy!
    By the way, I would absolutly love to swap adresses! How fun.
    I'll e-mail you mine later on today when I get a spare minute :)


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