I am not afraid of the dark, but there are some things that I notice when I’m camping that I don’t notice at home. Animal noises, other campers, the breeze are all amplified at night. The sound of raccoons trying to get into our coolers can be a little unnerving.
Then the unthinkable happens, I have to go to the washroom! Really?!?! I take my flashlight and make my way to the brightly lit comfort station. Whew! I made it. What kinds of animals are out there watching me? Now that I have been in the light, my night vision is shot and I have to scurry back to my tent.
My rational mind knows that I am safe, but my irrational mind makes up all kinds of scary things in the dark. Thank goodness for my flashlight. There is safety and comfort in the light.
Jesus is the light for us in a world that can sometimes be overcome with darkness, and as Christians we can be the light that others need to be comforted.
God of light, illuminate our pathways and comfort us in the darkness. Amen. — GB