As we travel on our journey in this life we will at times come to dark times of loneliness, despair, failure, and times when we fall into sin. Those times have been called dark nights of the soul by some people who have gone on to be considered great people of faith in the history of the church.
It reminds me of how we feel when we walk down a dark street or drive through a dark area. We can feel fearful or doubtful. It also calls to mind the times when it seems like it will be gray and cloudy forever and our mood is affected. When we walk down a dark street or drive through a dark area and finally come to an area that is well lit we feel relieved. When it has been gray and cloudy for several days and we finally have a sunny day our mood brightens.
So it is on our journey in this life. We at times feel as if we are walking in the dark or feel we are under a cloudy time. Jesus said of Himself, ” I am the light of the world”. The bible says of Jesus that He is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. Imagine walking down that dark path and a friend joins you who has a huge light that illuminates the whole area or a friend who on a cloudy day takes you to the sunlight. Jesus is such a friend. He shows up but not with a light because He IS the light. We only need to trust in Him and ask Him to forgive and come into our lives to invite Him to share our journey.