Devotions By Jan

Black Out Curtains

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curtainhqdefaultScripture for Today: John 1:4-5 “In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

The black out curtains in my bedroom do a pretty good job of blocking out the morning light.  After living in France for so many years, I have been accustomed to shutters that keep the room entirely dark.  Now, I am much too sensitive to the morning light.  Even with black out curtains, there is always that chink of light that manages to get through and wake me.

Today’s verse describes Jesus as life.  And the life in Him is as a beacon of light illuminating this very dark world.  But no matter how dark and sinful the world is, that darkness will never overcome the light.  Even a tiny pinprick will dispel darkness.  Despite man’s best efforts to block it out, there will always be a chink of light shining through.  In that darkness we remain asleep until that moment Christ shines on us (Eph. 5:14).  And from that time on we are called “children of light” (verse 8).  That is because Christ made His light shine in our hearts, giving us the light of knowing Him! (II Cor. 4:6).

Every time I turn on the news I am reminded that I live in a dark world.  I can get quite depressed thinking about all the evil and injustice.  But these verses give me hope.  It will never be completely black around me.  He illumines my world with the light of His presence and love.  It is said that it is always the darkest before the dawn.  I am so thankful that He has overcome the world and the future is bright with Light!

Lord, I need You to shine on me today!

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2 thoughts on “Black Out Curtains

  1. You are so right ! An in Revelations it says He will be the SUN. The last time there was a total ecilpse here in France I realised how strong the sun was. Just a wee little chink of it and the world was no longer in the dark. Next August you guys will have a total ecilspe too ! By the way I love the devotion on the black and white car.

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  2. I am so happy I can turn the TV off, what do you do when you don’t have God to comfort you. He is bigger than any of the politicians who will find themselves bowing down before Him on the last day.

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