Out of Darkness

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV
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Light. It’s the most powerful force in the universe.

Looking back, the last couple of years brought a lot of heartache and loss, not just for me, but for many. Turmoil, struggles, sickness, and death, became our everyday. And it’s not over yet. We stand in the predawn darkness, knowing that the sun will rise again. Waiting. And then it happens.

A few weeks ago, I stood on a balcony overlooking the Atlantic. Even in the darkness I could hear the waves crashing against the shore. And then the sun’s rays tinted the horizon. Dawn can be sudden and even startling at times.

Back home and standing in my kitchen window . . . well, the scene is not quite so dramatic. If I turn on my ambient noise and set it to ocean, I can pretend. Still, when the sun begins to ascend, there is no denying the power of light. Even breaking over the rooftops in my subdivision, it can be breathtakingly beautiful.

There is a beauty in every season of life that must be experienced to be appreciated fully. Coffee helps.

Out of darkness and into the light.

Happy New Year!