Friends who pastor a church in Alaska always post the most beautiful pictures. But recently she posted some unusual pics that none of us could post. It was a picture of what it looks like outside at midnight. The sun was brightly shining and illuminating the entire country. They could see things as clearly as if it were noonday. That’s why they call Alaska the land of the midnight sun. It has taken our friends some getting used to, but they are learning to live in the sun for this season.
In this season you are in, great darkness has threatened to overtake you. You really just want to lie down and never get up. It’s hard. It’s lonely. The threat of past mistakes wants to encroach on your former peace. The prognosis for the future wants to threaten your faith. You feel as though you have 24 hours a day of black night and you have wondered where God could be while you are living here.
Regardless of the circumstances, there is a land available for the believer where you can go and enjoy His presence in spite of the dark! Yes, beloved, it’s the land of the midnight SON. No matter what you are going through, no matter what, you are privileged to walk in the light 24 hours a day! In fact, the light of the World shines brightest when we are at our darkest hour. Christ came to light the way for all who trust in Him. This is real relationship! It’s no mere acknowledgement of a Savior, it is letting His light dwell in you!
Oh beloved, take off the shutters and throw open the window of your heart! Let the Son shine in! He will take your dark place, the hurts, the fears, the worries, the condemnation, the humiliation, and give you a bright outlook. What has grown in the dark will now disperse in the light of God’s truth. What couldn’t grow in the dark – your faith, your trust, your knowledge of God – will now thrive. You aren’t meant to live in the dark or try to make your own way through it. You, beloved are destined to live in the SON always. Yes, troubles will still come, but you won’t have to rely on your wits or the clock or the seasons to make it – you can live in the grace, mercy, peace, generosity and favor of God! As you give each problem to the Lord He will shine His light of truth on it all and give you a new perspective of the entire situation. He will mend, repair, redeem, renew and restore all things that were stolen from you in the dark of night and you will display His life in His marvelous light!
It’s time to move into the country of the midnight SON! He loves you and He’s for you and that’s where you need to focus your attention – on your relationship with the One who gave His life and paid a ransom so that you could live free in the Son and send the darkness to flight. Put the Word of life to work in your life and live loved! What the enemy tried to make you believe about you in the dark will be replaced by what God says about you in the light! Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Isaiah 42:16 I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, In paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them And rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, And I will not leave them undone.”
I Peter 2:9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you!
John 1:4-5 In Him was life and the life was the light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. NIV