Every year it’s the same thing. Just as Fall is approaching, I start feeling down. I’m missing the long summer days when the sun was high in the sky. The smell of bonfires, the hum of a lawn mower, the beauty of flowers in bloom. I’m missing the nights when the sun hung around until 10 pm. Running through the sprinkler with the kids, walking with the sun on my face, driving with the radio on and the top down. I’m missing the energy I felt in the Spring and the same energy I carried with me for months. I’m missing it all.
I’m not a big fan of Winter and Fall. Partly because it’s so cold, but mostly because it’s so dark. There’s something about the darkness that weighs heavy on me. All I want to do is curl up on the couch until the last flake of snow hits the ground.
You can’t have life without light. I know that–even my plants know that. I’m constantly turning the pot on my Fiddle Leaf Tree because it’s reaching for light. It sits in front of a large window, and yet it’s still reaching for more.
Isn’t that how we should be when it comes to God’s light? Shouldn’t we be reaching for more?
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7, KJV)
It’s a beautiful feeling to be walking in light. To know you’re connected with Jesus, and to know that you’re free from your sin. John uses the word, not as a symbol of perfection, but one of purity in the Christian life, knowing that those who walk in the light have chosen to live by the light of God’s Word.
As I think about the heaviness of winter approaching, I’m reminded how there was darkness that day at the cross,
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. (Matthew 27:45, KJV)
Most importantly, I’m reminded of how Jesus defeated both darkness and death, and how that Light is life to my soul.
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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