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The setting sun is frightening for many people as light gives way to darkness. It is not that people are actually afraid of the setting sun, but of the darkness that follows.
Where is God in the darkness?
“Both day and night belong to you; you made the starlight and the sun.” Psalm 74:16 New Living Translation
There are bad things that happen in the dark, yet these bad things also happen when the sun is at its apex. There are good things that happen in the light, yet these good things also happen at night.
The psalmist reminds us that God is as much in the darkness as in the light. He holds both in the palm of his hand. Both the light of the sun and that of the stars are the work of his creation.
God is not afraid of your darkness. Because God made the stars to rule the night he also rules in the darkness that surrounds you. He is present in your fight against disease. He is present in your struggle with your spouse. He is present in your dead end job.
God is present where darkness resides.
One day we will no longer fear the darkness, but until that day may God give us the faith that trusts his eternal presence both in the light and in the darkness.