Matthew 10: 27 (NIV) What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.
This verse is part of the instructions Jesus gave the disciples before He sent them out to be light! There will be dark times, they may be times of trial that we are enduring, or they could be chosen study times when you rise before the sun comes up. Just because it is dark does not mean that Jesus is not with you. Work to open up to Him and know what He wants you to get from the experience.
In Light and Dark #2, I mentioned a pattern that God uses – dark then light. He brought this into play when He created time. Genesis 1 – the evening and the morning make up a day. (See Time and Biblical Calendar) This is how the Jews mark their day and one part of this concept is that we start our day with rest and finish with work.
FURTHER THOUGHT: Exodus 10: 21 says that the darkness could be felt! #6205 in the Hebrew part of Strong’s is used for “thick” darkness. What would that feel like? Describe what that would mean to you.
∞Father, thank you for the dark times and the light times. Help us to use them to know and spread Your Word.