Genesis 15:12 "As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick dreadful darkness came over him."
Light is an interesting thing. Some people are content to allow lightbulbs and lamps and flashlights and other artificial means to illuminate their homes and workspaces. And, at times it is so dark that we are forced to use these man-made tactics.
It is my daily custom to open the black drapes in my kitchen and living room as soon as I walk into those rooms each morning. The outside light immediately floods the space whenever I carefully pull the curtains away.
This morning, as I was doing just that, God created a spiritual parallel for me. In our lives, sure, we can use all of the artificial light we want to get the job done. We don't NEED sunlight to accomplish our tasks. But, eventually those artificial lights burn-out and they must be replaced - maybe with the same old kind of bulb, maybe with the latest and greatest energy-efficient bulb, whatever the replacement, it too will need to be removed in a short time. But, the sunlight is a constant. It doesn't burnout, and it doesn't have to be replaced. Certainly, there are times when the sun can't be seen because of the drapes or when it's too cloudy to even catch a glimpse of it.
Isn't God the same as the sun? We have to seek Him [open the drapes], and even then He can seem obscure [because of the clouds], but soon enough His brightness will be illuminating our lives.
Can I encourage you to open your drapes today?