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Topic: Canada (01/29/09)
TITLE: Light vs. Dark
By Leslie Schonfeld
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Canada, for my family, it represents the great escape. Eighty-eight miles north of Sault St. Marie, stands a remote cabin. Getting there is quite a journey, but once there it is just you and God’s creation. It is breathtaking, peaceful, and wild. Civilization is far from our destination. There is no electricity, no running water, and no distractions from modern life.
One night, while staying there, I awoke from a deep sleep. It was overcast. There was no starlight and no moonlight. It seemed darker than dark. I held my hand up in front of my face and I could not discern its shape. If I had to go anywhere, I would have been completely lost within minutes.
It dawned on me that without light you have no way to see direction. You could fumble around for a while but eventually you would lose you bearings. Then you would be left to wander without hope, striving for an unatainable goal.
Isn’t this just like life? When life is good we can go through it in our own power. It appears that we have it all under control. Yet, when life is difficult, when circumstances bring the dark, how do we find our way? John wrote it best “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.” John1:5 NCV Jesus, the light of the world, is our only beacon in a fallen world. In the good and bad, He will light our path. No matter how dark it gets, His light is not put out.
I can’t imagine life without Jesus. I’m not sure how others do it. How do individuals without Him find there way? I am thankful for that night in Canada. It showed me how dark the world could be without the eternal light of my loving Savior.
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