There are two big news stories happening right now and they both have to do with darkness. One, the darkening of the sun, the other the darkening of the heart. Thousands are lined up purchasing protective glasses or on the hunt for that protection from the eclipse of the sun. Thousands are converging on small towns and large cities across the nation to view the phenomenon. When it comes to the heart though, thousands don’t seem real interested in protection from The Darkness that can eclipse us all internally.
I would say most of us look into a mirror at least once a day, some even more if we like what we see. So what do you see when you look at yourself in that mirror? Do you see flaws, or do you see what you think is perfection? Now, think about a mirror looking into your heart, do you recognize flaws or do you only see perfection? Every morning that I pray, I ask God to lead me to do the right thing that day, but I usually fail at it. I fail because The Darkness is always hanging around somewhere looking for an opportunity to eclipse my heart. I am human, I have flaws, I am not perfection. When I look at my inner self I like to think that I am good, I try to be, but I also see lurking somewhere within is jealousy, anger, hate, fear, arrogance, betrayal, meanness, pettiness, any sin you can think of, it’s in there. So, I have to fight it with Protection. Every day I have to seek that Protection. Every day I have to grow closer to that Protection. Every day I have to walk with that Protection as my Guide. If I didn’t I would go blind, and my heart would be shrouded in total darkness by The Darkness that is ruling this world right now.
The Protection I speak of is Jesus Christ. I didn’t have to stand in long lines along with thousands of others to purchase Him, He purchased me when He died for my sins on a cross. I didn’t have to travel to some far off small town or big city to get right there in His path, He’s always there wherever you are, reaching out to you. I don’t have to worry if He will fail to protect me from harm, He is perfection and He protects me every day. Today my prayer for you is that if you are seeking protection, you will get on your knees and seek Jesus. Pray for Him to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins. In less time than it takes for the the moon to move away from the sun, The Darkness that lives in you will become a new Light for the world to see.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. —Psalm 23