Darkness Has Value

light and dark

“You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God lights up my darkness” Psalm 18:28

   When I was very young, I hid from my darkness. As I got older I both denied and fought against it and eventually took comfort from it, wearing it as a badge of honor, a form of identity.  My world was defined through a prism of darkness.

One day, I decided light was better and after directing it on my darkness, I saw value and purpose.  Accepting its reality while not choosing to dwell in its shadows, brought depth to life, more understanding, greater empathy.

For just as sunshine on the moon is reflected back to us as light, God’s eye on our darkness brings beauty and meaning, a hope that can never be distinguished.

Chase the light but always acknowledge the darkness.

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13 Responses to Darkness Has Value

  1. ColorStorm says:

    You got a lot going on with just a few words here tricia. Well done.

    ‘The Lord lights up my darkness.’ ‘Chase the light.’

    ‘And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.’

    But we CAN comprehend it as you said here. 😉

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  2. La Sabrosona says:

    I find it’s a process – the light overpowering the darkness. Mere mortals can serve as light too. I’d like to shine any light I can muster over you so that you would feel valued and strengthened.
    I found this quote from Rumi:
    “The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.”

    Have a beautiful Monday my friend xo

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  3. What I just posted about. =) I am glad to know of your journey, T. God used the deepest darkness of Good Friday to bring about the brightest dawn of Easter Sunday and He continues to do this in our life.


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  4. Wally Fry says:

    “wearing it as a badge of honor, a form of identity. ”

    Nice to see I was not alone in that. Very nicely done.

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  5. Julio Lara says:

    Accepting ourselves as a whole and without preconceptions is the first step to really getting to know ourselves. In my opinion darkness is a subjective concept with many misconceptions. Thank you for sharing this!

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