Friday, December 13, 2019

Can you see it?.

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5 NKJV

The darkness didn't understand what was happening. Light had come. The Light was life, and the power to give life to others. But the darkness just couldn't see what was in front of its face.

And so darkness tried to overpower the Light but it failed. It's impossible to extinguish this light - once it was unleashed on the world, it can never be snuffed out. 

Neither could the darkness use it for its own purposes. The light was there to accomplish what the Father had planned from the beginning of time and nothing could stop it.

How many times is the answer right in front of our own faces and we just can't see it?

We strive and struggle to improve our lot in life but really there is only one thing to seek.

Seek the giver of light and He promises to nourish, supply, defend and protect His own.

Seek first the kingdom of God and you'll receive whatever is needed.

Whatever. Is. Needed.

I'm sharing a You-Tube video of a song that talks about His loving Kindness shining through our darkness - Jesus Christ, Our Living Hope. (Subscribers will need to click through to my blog.)


This post was written in response to the prompt "darkness," shared at Five Minute Friday. You can read other responses here.

I'm also sharing this post with the community at 
Grace & Truth,
Inspire Me Monday,
InstaEncouragements Link-Up,
Recharge Wednesday,


Joe Siccardi said...

Visiting as your FMF neighbor. Light always wins! Have a blessed weekend and Christmas season!

Lesley said...

It's so encouraging to remember that the darkness cannot overpower the light! And Living Hope is one of my favourite songs! Visiting from FMF #20.

Deb said...

Lovely post and sucha great message in that song. Thank you for this. Christ is the light of the world.

Andrew said...

The light comes in, the darkness fades,
but in this world it must endure,
for to see the devil's waiting blades
we need its chiaroscuro.
We're not yet creatures of the light,
freed for Adam's Eden-sin.
To walk the walk and win the fight,
we need to see to win.
The darkness gives us light and shadow
that define that which we see
and mark the course we need to plow
to gain God's victory.
When we bask one day in Heaven's glow,
the shadows can depart, and go.

Brenda Lynn said...

Yes, the Light is all we need. Unending, He provides everything we could possibly need. Good song! (Visiting from FMF #14)

Anita Ojeda said...

Amen! Seeking Light is the only way I've found to make it through the darkness :).

Patsy said...

Jerralea, I love that Phil Wickham song, Living Hope!!! Darkness will never overcome the light! I am so glad that we are reminded of that in so many ways at this time of year.

Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Maree Dee said...

Jerralea, I love the song you posted. Thank you for inspiring me to seek the light first this morning. Maree