‘You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. ‘ Psalm 91:5-6
A few days before Christmas a good friend, who was battling cancer, succumbed to his wounds and went home. A bright celebration in heaven and an ill-lit period on earth begins again.
From experience no season of change is easy and when it happens during this time of year, everyday breathing can be difficult. Memories flood the mind like a tsunami and the atmosphere is starved of oxygen. The shadows shift under the iridescent street lights and the world continues to move while you desperately pray it stops, even if for a second, to acknowledge the pain that has just entered your front door.
Job, no stranger to terrors in the night and plagues that destroyed his days, lost everything in a matter of moments as Satan and God played cat and mouse at what seemed his expense. Job loved the Lord. He had many justifiable opportunities to throw in the towel when blow after blow was delivered. I can only imagine what kind of internal darkness he was dealing with and I can only imagine what kind of eerie shadows may have been lurking in the glow.
Be encouraged brothers and sisters. While the tears distort your vision and oxygen is depleted from your lungs, take heart and know the game will be over soon. Night will turn to day, the cancer will be erased and the enemy will be destroyed. God Jehovah owns it all, controls it all and will resurrect it all.