Treasures of Darkness
There is hidden 'wealth' in unplumbed places.
Is it all believers who pass through trials of body and souls? Darkness descends, but it is such dark times that are the rich fodder for eternity. Refuse to lament their presence, only their absence. There is a refreshing spiritual power/energy/knowledge to be gained. And, later used for the good Lord's benefit.
3000 years ago a pimple-faced skinny youth stared down, and then took down, Goliath.
Israel’s soon to be 2nd king already knew how to fight in times of fear:
“The giant before you is not greater than the God behind you.” ~ Michael Cartwright
2,500 years later another pimple-faced skinny youth stared down, and then took down another but mightier Goliath. Martin Luther faced off the papal giant of Roman Catholicism. This soon to become Reformation king already knew how to fight in times of darkness.
"I know not the way He leads me, but well do I know my Guide. What do I have to fear?" ~ Martin Luther
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you by my righteous hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10
The days of darkness teach treasures otherwise unknown, and unreachable. They take a Christian to the depths of faith, for that is where the treasures lie.
I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. ~ Isaiah 45:3
'We have a simple but rich faith that makes everything lighter but ever richer for those who hang unreservedly on to the Lord.' ~ Sue Peacock
Today's Soul Snippet:
"There is nothing that makes us love a person so much as praying for them." ~ William Law