Dark to light


Micah, one of 12 minor Old Testament prophets, has seen enough. He responds to the sins of Israel with an exasperated cry, “Woe is me!” The streets aren’t even safe for a man of God:

The faithful man has perished from the earth. And there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; Every man hunts his brother with a net – Micah 7:2

That sounds like the world today. Our churches are largely asleep; wolves fleece and deceive God’s flock. Our cities look like war zones. But Micah offers a hint of hope in verse 8:

When I sit in darkness (Hebrew rendering: destruction, sorrow, wickedness), the LORD will be a light to me.

In other words, God will help us navigate the darkness with peace which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

 



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Written by Jeff King

Jeff is a newspaper journalist in the United States and follower of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth


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