Thank God for Electricity-Seriously!

February 6, 2009

I posted this piece a few months ago when the hurricane made its way to Kentucky. This morning it became all to relevant again. However that first line should read “the last 9 days thanks to the worst ice storm to ever come through” 🙂

The last four days have been the darkest days of my life, literally. Thanks to Hurricane Ike visiting our part of the country, thousands of homes have been without power and ours was no exception. I’d like to tell you how patient and spiritual I was during this ordeal, but I’ll admit it, it wasn’t the best time of my life. Living in the dark is very frustrating, but walking in the dark is extremely dangerous!

You can’t see where you’re going in the dark.

Even though I’ve lived in this house for many years, it was still hard getting around in the dark. You can’t see hard, pointy toys left in the hallway by one of your precious children in the dark. And you can’t see cold, slimy chew toys left by your not so precious dog either. Without electricity, you learn many things the hard way.

It’s very easy to become overly focused on yourself in the dark.

It’s hard to focus on the needs of others when you can’t see past your own nose. Darkness is consuming and can keep us from seeing the needs of others or helping them in their darkest times.

You can’t take care of the things that need to be taken care of when you’re in the dark.

Once the lights came back on, I was horrified to see the amount of dirty dishes in the sink and dirty laundry on the floor. I was also shocked to see that a brand new sweater (with the tags attached) had fallen out of my closet to the floor only to get trampled on for several days.

Without Jesus in our life, we are living like the way I walked through that hallway, very dangerously. We won’t be able to see the obstacles that are in our way. Darkness hinders us in many ways. It puts us in harm’s way, it encourages us to focus on ourselves, and it keeps us from seeing the important things in this life, but with Jesus, we don’t have to be in the dark. Jesus is our light. He tells us in John 8:12 that He is the light of the world and if we follow Him, we will have the Light of life.

Isn’t it wonderful to have a Savior who will guide our way and protect us while we walk through this dark world? Take a few minutes today to thank Him for His protection, His love, and His promise to never leave us or forsake us no matter how dark our days may be.

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