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The Darkest Before the Dawn

May you be filled with joy, 12 always thanking the Father… you who live in the light (Col. 1:11-12).

In the middle of the night, light is hard to find. Don’t get discouraged during troubled times because things often get worse before they get better. As we approach, Easter remember the people’s sorrow when Jesus died on the cross. The day was dark when the grave consumed his body for three days. And yet up from the grave, He arose!

When the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness which may be felt (Ex.10:22-23),” he obeyed. It was terrible for the Egyptians because they could not see one another or rise from their homes for three days. And yet in Goshen where God’s people lived, there was light. They were free to move about and enjoy God’s sun.

Jesus has a good word for all that know Him. He says, “Let not your heart be troubled (John 14:1).” He also tells us, “Be of good cheer for I have overcome the world (John 16:33).” To be a friend