Dark

I’m in the dark.  The light in my hallway won’t work.  Flip the switch – nothing.  Change the bulb – no difference.  It’s annoying, but at the same time I wonder if there is something more sinister going on.  Something electrical.  Something requiring more than my limited electrical knowledge, which consists solely of the ability to flip switches and plug things in.

I’m in the dark in life, too.  There are some situations where I keep trying to flip the imaginary switches and plug things in so I can see what’s going on and – nothing.   Still dark.   And I’m realizing that my ability to fix things is limited.  I need someone who understands the darkness – and the light. 

Daniel needed the same thing.  He asked God for the light to be turned on in a particular situation where things seemed pretty dark.  And God came through.  Here’s what he had to say afterwards: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever…He reveals the deep and secret things.  He knows what is in the darkness and light dwells with Him”. (Daniel 2:20, 22)

I may need an electrician for my hallway light.  But I know exactly who can make sense out of the things in my life that I can’t figure out on my own.  God may not turn on the light the minute I ask for it, but I know He’ll walk me through the darkness until He’s ready flip the switch. 

There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets.  Daniel 2:28

He uncovers the deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.  Job 12:22

The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.  Psalm 25:14

“Can anyone hide himself in the secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the Lord.  “Do I not fill heaven and earth?”  Jeremiah 23:24.

 

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