Light in Dark Places
My parents were not normal. (That might be evident to those of you that know me well…maybe just at all.) 🙂 They started a game called, “Midnight Hide and Seek.” This was a normal game of Hide and Seek -only it was played in the dark and the seeker carried a pen flash light.
When Dad first made the game up, I thought for sure that allowing a pen flashlight would never create enough light to be of much help – boy was I wrong!! Just a little bit of light in the pitch dark (We closed all the drapes PLUS we lived in the country with no street lights, so it got DARK in our house) made a BIG difference. I was amazed at how well I could find my siblings with that little tiny stream of light.
Today, Jeff met with his prayer partner of 7 years for lunch. Gary was sharing with him that the company that Jeff left is now experiencing another week off due to a shortage of work. There are so many men in that company that are the only bread winners in their families. There are many men that have already been pressed to the limits by the major cuts that they have already made in production. Furthermore, so many of the other RV companies in this area are experiencing the same type thing and they do not have jobs to put these men into.
I’m watching Jeff again shake his head as he works with the market and sigh and ask the Lord to protect His people when he sees that oil is over $107 per barrel, a historic price.
We have one friend whose husband is potentially terminally ill – she is in her early 50’s. We have another friend whose father is very ill. (And these are the situations that we’re actively involved in, not those that we are mindful of)
It has all the earmarks of being another dark and scary day –
I want to use my blog to be a penlight in the dark. When I was growing up, once a month, we’d have testimony night and everyone would come to church that night, armed with a testimony of the Lord’s work in their lives. (Why only once a month? I’m not sure. I think because we were all so yappy, that it would take the pastor a month to recover) 😉 Would you please prayerfully consider sharing a testimony of the good work that Father is doing in your life?
Let’s shine light into the darkness and encourage one another.