And The Sick
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
God’s Spirit Works Even In The Dark,
Even Like The Wood Stove
in the Dark-Cold of Winter.
Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons.
Words of Grace For Today
At sunset …
Here in June the summer sun rises at about 4:45 sun sets around 22:00, but we have no (technical) night, just twilight, with over 17 hours of daylight. When the sun sets our days are already over, some days for an hour or more. On the other side of the calendar the winter sun waits to rise around 8:30 and then sets already around 16:00 and we have less than 8 hours of daylight. When the sun sets our days are hardly over. We keep working without the sun lighting our way.
In Galilee in June the summer sun rises at about 5:30 sun sets around 20:00, with over 14 hours of daylight. When the sun sets their days may or may not be over. On the other side of the calendar the winter sun waits to rise around 6:30 and then sets already around 16:30 and they have 10 hours of daylight. When the sun sets their days may or may not be over, depending on whether or not they got up with the sun in the morning.
So when the people brought the sick and possessed to Jesus to be healed, if Jesus wanted to call it a day, that was not going to happen.
God works even in the dark.
God’s work is most evident in the darkest of times with the sickest and poorest of people.
When we feel the world turning dark, as it certainly can be these days, it is a comfort to know, God works well in the dark,
Even in our dark
Even in our darkest
Even in our coldest, darkest, most hopeless of times.