As Certain as the Dawn
This week's focus: Light of the world
We’ve all experienced those never-ending nights when sleep eludes us. In our tired state, the darkness seems to intensify problems and make even the smallest issues urgent matters. What didn’t bother us in the light now consumes us in the dark. A racing mind doesn’t invite slumber and instead of sleeping, we find ourselves waiting for rest to arrive and/or waiting for the night to end. In these dark hours, I’ve been guilty of worrying about a lot of things; but never once have I worried that the sun wouldn’t rise; even the darkest night must give way to the day.
As our current culture continues to disregard God’s laws and walks further away from Him, the darker our world becomes. As Christians, we aren’t exempt from worry if we forget in the dark what we learned in the light. Now more than ever, we must trust in Jesus and press on to know Him more through prayer and spending time in the Bible. As we take hold of God’s promises we can claim His supernatural peace. When our spiritual eyes are opened, the darkness must bow to the light which enables us to rest with confidence that the “night” will end. Hebrews 11:1 assures us that our faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. The world may be dark, but when we see through the eyes of faith we can rejoice in hope instead of being held captive by fear.
God, in His goodness, reminds us every morning that the sun is victorious over darkness. As we actively wait for the glorious return of Jesus, may our hearts find rest because soon the Son will return to chase the darkness away forevermore.
“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
Pray: Dear Lord, We are so thankful that You are the light of the world that has overcome the darkness. As Your children, help us to reflect You well by shining brightly as we wait for Your return.
Think: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." ― Martin Luther King
Act: Bless Every Home is a wonderful resource to help you shine in the darkness by praying for your neighbors, by name, with the goal of building relationships and opening opportunities to share the gospel. You can download their app and receive daily prayer reminders for five of your neighbors. Visit their website to get started praying and see what transformation happens!
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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