“We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts.” 2 Peter 1:20
Standing below a blanket of stars in an area with no man-made light is an experience everyone should have. If you live in a big city, like Chicago, you may need to drive fifty miles to get total darkness. My late husband and I built a home in woods about seventy-five miles west of Chicago. One night while the house was still under construction, we drove to the house to deliver some items for the builder. When Glen turned the lights off, we were suddenly in complete darkness–something I had not experienced since visiting Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico when the leader shut off the lights for an experience of total darkness.
During the darkest moments of our lives we wait for daybreak–God’s natural light peaking over the horizon–for comfort. But during the night, we can look to the sky and find a star to hang our hope on knowing God created the mass of stars.
God can see into the pitch-black places in our hearts and souls and offer us comfort. He will lift the room-darkening window shades and let the sun shine in during the bleakest moments.
Lord, thank you for being our giant lamp in the sky. Amen.