I just got finished putting fresh sheets on all the beds in our little Happy Home.
I mean, can you think of a greater feeling than crisp, new linens?
I think not.
It might sound silly, but I thought having clean sheets would be a tangible way for my family to remember how He washes us clean.
Tonight we sat around the table with a cupcake and a solitary, lit candle.
I told the Happy Buddy that when Jesus died on the cross, it was like a light had gone out and darkness covered the earth.
The Happy Buddy blew out the candle.
The room went black.
We waited quietly.
Suddenly the candle flickered and burst into flame again.
The Happy Buddy stood back, shocked (thank you, $2 trick candles from the Publix party section).
I think God’s Word tells the rest of this story perfectly,
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness CAN NEVER EXTINGUISH IT.” John 1:5 (NLT)
So, dear reader, remember this truth when you are faced with what could be perceived by the world as ‘darkness.’
Sickness, death, pain, betrayal, struggle, hardship…
The night – the dark – never lasts forever.
Because this is what we are PROMISED, “Weeping may last for the night, but…”