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Turning Darkness Into Light

on August 21, 2017

Psalm 18:28- “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”




Tomorrow many of us will be witness to a solar eclipse.

This hasn’t happened since 1979, so it is a big deal. People from other countries are even traveling to the United States to be part of it all.

The total eclipse will last for as long as a couple of minutes in several places.

Total darkness.

Devoid of light.

We know it will just be a short time before the light will again be restored and we will go on about our daily routine.

Many times, the Bible uses the term darkness to refer to times in our lives that are filled with sadness.

In movies, gloomy skies are often a sign of impending doom. The villain in stories is often portrayed as sinister by describing his dark eyes.

Troubled individuals often describe their lives as “dark.”

But, the psalmist in the verse above says that Jesus is able to turn sadness in to joy and bring light into the darkest of lives. He is able to bring hope where there was none.

His word says that Jesus is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.

As you watch the eclipse, there will be a heart throbbing moment when the light once more begins to appear. It will get greater and greater until the sun—the light of day—will once more rule the heavens.

The Son of God, who spoke the divisions of darkness and light into their very existence and “called the darkness night and the light day” wants to rule in our hearts. He wants preeminence in our thoughts and lives.

Pure, blameless, perfect…light.

Jesus—The Light of the World.



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