Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Night Is Nearly Over

“The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” –Romans 13:12 (NIV)

“Night is almost over, and day will soon appear. We must stop behaving as people do in the dark and be ready to live in the light.” –Romans 13:12 (Contemporary English Version)

In the winter Lexi and I see raccoons on our morning walk. Raccoons don’t hibernate. They may stay in their dens during a snowstorm or a deep freeze, but otherwise they remain active during wintertime. Lexi and I only see them in winter, when their nocturnal habits overlap with our morning routine. In the winter months, darkness is still fading when Lexi and I set out; the raccoons are ambling back to their dens after a night’s scavenging. It’s the moment when night is nearly over and day is almost here. There’s an identical moment in our spiritual life. It’s a moment of choice. We can scurry to hide, like a creature of the night, or we can walk into the light. The darkness is fading. Will we walk with God?

Dear God, When the night is nearly over and the day is almost here, help me choose to walk with you. Amen

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