January 20, 2016

Oswald Chambers said:

“There is a darkness which comes from excess of light, and then is the time to listen.”

I suppose that could be interpreted different ways, but what I see – and have often felt – is the darkness that follows a time of joy, satisfaction, maybe even victory.

I think of Jesus the first year of his ministry when things were going well, people were listening, following…and then that incident in Nazareth where his own people ran him out of town (Luke 4:14-30).

Darkness very often comes on the heels of excess light…how we handle ourselves in the light at least partially determines how we listen in the dark.




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