Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Great Light

Thanks everyone for your comments regarding my last post "Light in the darkness". Since I wrote this last post, the Lord has been reminding me to pray for this world of darkness. There are wars and rumors of wars, hunger and unemployment, racism, loneliness, and a sense of emptiness in this world. Perhaps the poet Robert Frost worded it best when he wrote: "I have been acquainted with the night. I have walked in the rain and out of the rain. I have been acquainted with the night.

I can identify with Robert Frost about darkness and night. It has touched my life, and I have been acquainted with the night. The scripture affirms that the darkness is real and it is present in this world. But, it also affirms that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The Gospel of John records that the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. The prophet Isaiah wrote, "people who walk in darkness have seen a great light." I praise the Lord that we can see a great light in darkness, as He is the light of the world. Hallelujah!

15 comments:

Live, Love, Laugh said...

This post reminded me of the song, Light of the World! I am so glad He has shed His marvelous light on the Darkness that was in my life and the closer I walk with Him, the brighter the light and the lesser of darkness!!

Pia said...

though sometimes we are in the dark, thank God we have the light. and it's getting brighter everyday. God bless!

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Dana, good to hear from you dear. "Light of the world" is one of my favourite songs.

Kitty Cheng said...

Praise the Lord, that His light is getting brighter everyday.

Pia, I pray that you'll see the light very clearly every single day. Blessings to you dear.

Maryam said...

Dear Kitty, Peace!

Some of the very last words of the Qur'an are a prayer to do with this very subject, telling us to say:

I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn, from the mischief of created things; from the mischief of darkness as it overspreads; from the mischief of those who practise secret arts; and from the mischief of the envious one as he practises envy. (The Dawn, 113:1-5)

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Umm Yasmin

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Umm Yasmin,

Thanks for your comment. The last words of the Qur'an in the dawn quoted are very nice. We do need to seek refuge with the Lord Jesus Christ, who overcame darkness through his life, death and resurrection.

Really appreciate your thoughts and prayers. They are mutual.

blessings,
Kitty

An Ordinary Christian said...

It is a blessing to hear from you regularly and to read of you as well and your insights from the Lord. I answered your question to me on my blog for today. God bless.

Corry said...

It's wonderful to see God's light, especially when it's reflected through people like yourself:-)

God is so good!

God's Grace.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Amen.

forgiven said...

The Power that one has in praying is so little used . We think that how can a prayer help?

James 5:16
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Thank You Kitty for obeying the Voice of the Lord and praying for thoughs people

You make Me smile
With His Love
Doug

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Andrea, I have been enjoying reading your blog as well. Your faithfulness to God and willingness to be guided by Him in everything you do is such an example to me. Love ya.

Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Corry, yes God is so good and His grace is sufficient for us always. Hallelujah! God's light has been reflected through your prayers and writing Corry. Thank you for your love. It's so evident!

Kitty Cheng said...

Amen to your amen Matthew. God Bless you brother!

Dear brother Doug, James 5:16 is such powerful word. Thanks so much for your encouragement and kind comments. I am glad I make you smile ;) Hey don't forget to keep smiling and keep shining for the King!

An Ordinary Christian said...

Praying for you the 5th through the 7th! Thanks.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Andrea. Same to you =)