“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.