When I get home at night I speak loudly, “Hey Siri, turn on the lights” but nothing happens. Then my wife has to remind me that Alexa controls the lights and Siri controls my phone. I cannot believe I am living in a time where I am mixing up my robot assistants. Sure enough, when I talk to Alexa and give my instruction the darkness goes away.

I am a fan of the lights. I do not like being in dark places. I prefer sunrise to sunset because I know the light is coming. When night hits it is just going to get darker and darker for the next few hours. God created this phenomenon because he knew in our life things will get bad. War, disease, broken relationships, hate, fear, just to name a few. Sometimes there is no hint of light; it just seems to get darker and darker as time goes on.

Darkness does not actually exist. It is just the absence of light. You can always turn up the lights, but you cannot turn up the darkness. If you are in a room and you need it to be darker you have to extinguish the remaining light. If you are like me, you always want God to show you what you can do to overcome the evil darkness in the world. The best answer is to let your light shine and the darkness has to leave. It doesn’t have a choice. Jesus is the light of the world.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being the light of the world. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be the light that helps extinguish the darkness around me. Give me strength to not give up. Please let others see you through my actions. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Throughout This Day: Everytime you turn on the lights, remember that God is Light, and he shines in the darkness and overcomes it.

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