God shines even in the darkness of our lives.
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“Yours is the day, yours also the night;
you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.”
Psalm 74:16 English Standard Version
I don’t know what caused these night sky colors to shine as they surrounded the full moon in the Garden of the Gods. I have an idea that the moon, the city lights, the darkness of the eastern high plains, and the camera itself contributed to this chromatic scene.
We think of the night as filled with shades of gray not color. Yet, even in the darkness God has established light. The moon and the stars are God’s gift in the night.
When we experience the darkness of life, colors might seem gray. The struggles we endure have a way of robbing us of color, of robbing us of contentment, peace, and joy.
The psalmist reminds us that the darkness of the night belongs to the Lord, whether that darkness results from the earth’s rotation, or the struggles of the soul.
The darkness of sin cannot rob us of the colors of God’s grace in Christ. For those of you struggling with shades of gray, may this picture give you hope that God’s mercy shines even in the darkness.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner