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The Darkness and the Sunrise
by John Clark 
01/19/14
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Like many people during the winter months, I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. The hours of daylight are at a minimum. I must confess that recently I developed a complaining attitude about this.

Because I work the graveyard shift two nights a week I drive home in an easterly direction. As I started driving from work it was dark, but as I got about half way home I could see the light from the sun below the horizon. I was reminded that I had a choice. I could choose to focus on the darkness, or I could dwell on the beautiful sunrise.

The same could be said about our daily walk through life. There will be times of emotional and spiritual darkness, but there will also be spiritual sunrises. Sunrises in our lives occur in many ways. They might come in the form of something good unexpectedly happening, or maybe a negative situation that has gone on for a long time is finally resolved. Possibly they will manifest themselves through a restored relationship or marriage. Sometimes they might be nothing more than a smile or a word that fits the need of the moment. A spiritual sunrise is God's grace at work. At times you and I can be a sunrise for someone else who desperately needs a lift out of their darkness.

The choice people make is very important. Focusing on the darkness can lead to depression and despair. May our minds be looking for the sunrises. Psalm 27:13-14 is a reminder about this. "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord." Now here is a real cool verse. "Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; he is gracious, and full compassion, and righteous." Psalm 112:4

If you are not a Christian you can experience a different kind of SONrise. Notice I changed the spelling from SUNrise to SONrise. You can have Jesus, the Son of God, come into your heart and life. Then you too can experience the beautiful sunrises of God's grace at work.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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karen loudermilk 20 Jan 2014
That was a great thought and comparison. I enjoyed it very much.




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