It was cold, it was snowy, and sleet came down next. We made it through the first day, happy to be inside, together, and warm. As evening came closer the lights blinked a little. We wondered . . . For just a moment, but went on with keeping ourselves and our children “entertained.”
Then . . . It happened! We were all gathered in the basement, watching a family movie. Literally, just as it ended, the lights went out! The only heat left came from our wood stove.
Up the stairs we went . . . Searching for light. Candles found, each of us were figuring out what to do about sleeping arrangements. After all, the woodstove is in the basement! It wasn’t long until our youngest boy headed back down the stairs, but he did have a way to see. Quickly his childish voice called to me, “Mommy, I can’t see, bring a candle.” It didn’t take me long to reach him. I certainly identified with his need for light. .
There’s something comforting about knowing someone empathizes with the need, the circumstance, the pain, the temptation you are facing. Even better when they bring a “light” to our darkness!
When Christ came to this earth He didn’t come in royal robes, and splendor. He didn’t need these to “prove His identity.” He came as King of Kings, but in human form, humbly, as a baby. Here on earth, he was “tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin.” He knew our darkness — yet He brought the Light!
In a fast food restaurant, somewhere along the side of the road, the worker spilled out her hurt to me. She had lost her father . . . would you believe it, the same month, same year I had lost mine? Instantly we identified – even though we were total strangers.
He knows where we are. He has been there – and overcome! He faced the every day life situations. He walked through the valley of suffering. He was tempted by the devil himself. He was falsely accused. He won the battle over sin for us, once and for all. From the womb to the grave He has been there, and HE IS CONQUEROR! The exciting fact is, He wants us to make it! And He’s willing to help us
Within His character is stamped the trait of “omniscience.” Simply put, He is all-knowing. He knows our past, present, and future. None of it surprises or intimidates Him. All of it summed up together is like a grain of sand within His Almighty hand. It is definitely possible for Him to handle. In Job 37, God tells Job to “stand still and consider the wondrous works of God” those “wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge.” Take comfort – He is the God who knows. Take heart – He is the God who will help us overcome – our past, our present, and our future. Look to Him – the God who is all knowing.
By: Janene A. Dubbeld/FGG