“For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and let your glory be over all the earth.”Psalm 108:4-5
If you’re familiar with the Bible, you know of many passages that speak of light and dark. From the first chapter of the Bible where you read that God said, “Let there be light,” to precious Psalms like 27:1 (“The LORD is my light…”) and John’s Gospel with a thread of words referring to Jesus as our Light, we relish these Scriptures. Even to the very last chapter of the Bible, we read how the Lord will bathe us in His light in heaven one day (Revelation 22:5). But the fact is, we live now in a world where darkness is a very real part of things. The far-reaching grace of God extends to us even in our darkest troubles.
I know from many prisoners that it can be hard to sleep in a prison. It is not always quiet or completely dark. They sometimes cover their heads with blankets, just trying to rest in some darkness. We actually need the dark for our health and well-being.
God’s love for us is more expansive than the night sky. Darkness and light are alike to Him (Psalm 139:12). Jesus, the Light of the world, shines in the darkness.
Have you ever watched fireflies on a summer night? Jesus’ love shines out for you like fireflies, moon, and stars, reminding you that He loves you.