John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” I experienced this love first hand one night on a dark and possibly dangerous road.
In the 1990’s I worked for a reputable telemarking firm in Virginia Beach, VA. At one point my car broke down for good and I started out by walking one hour and forty-five minutes one way to be at work by 4pm and then reversed the walk home at 11:30pm.
One night as I walked home I happened upon Interstate 64 which was under construction. The place was a mess with all the rubbish and work materials gathered under the overpass. As I enter into this section I said to myself, “Wanda, shouldn’t you be afraid?” Immediately God spoke to me and said: “The night is as the day to the Lord!” So upon hearing His Voice, I said, “Okay, I won’t be afraid.” And I continued on home.
Imagine my surprise one day while reading God’s Word after this incident as I came across Psalm 139:12 (KJV): “Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee.”
Wanda Faith Sewell lives in Little Falls, NY and is working on her degree with Shalom Bible College and Seminary in West Des Moines, Iowa.