Do You Feel It?

In Exodus, we are witness to an epic battle between Moses and Pharaoh – actually God and Pharaoh – and Pharaoh is losing badly.

By chapter 10, God had sent 8 plagues causing wide-spread disease and hardship for the people, death and destruction for livestock and crops.  But Pharaoh continued to refuse to let God’s people go.  And the intensity of the plagues continued to grow.  It’s significant to read that the 9th plague – worse than the other 8 –  was darkness.  Darkness spread across Egypt for 3 days.  It was so dark, they couldn’t see anyone else around them.

Pitch black for 3 days.

Can you imagine the depression, anxiety and fear?  This plague affected their minds – it was worse than the rest.  Because we can’t go somewhere else to get away from our minds.   We can’t avoid thinking.  They couldn’t stop feeling the oppressive darkness – the void where light and warmth used to be.

Pitch black for 3 days.

I love the fact that during these three days God provided light where the Israelites lived.  I visualize a huge spotlight shining down from heaven onto the Israelites.my-people-live-in-the-light

The light of God’s love.

God’s care.

Light for God’s favorite people.

Bright, warm, good.

Those of us who trust in Jesus know how this feels because we live in this light every day.  It’s the light of God’s love and care for his favorite people – those who have accepted salvation through Jesus.  Through my relationship with God, I have watched him faithfully turn any darkness in my life into light.

He  wants to transform your darkness into light as well. He wants to fill any void in your life with warmth and goodness.

His spotlight of grace, strength and wholeness shines down on me everyday, filling my mind and heart with his love.  I feel it.

Do you feel it?

Thank you for your light, Abba Father.

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