Take a moment to think of a dark time you have experienced. Maybe you went through a challenging time in your health or with a loved one. Maybe you went through a painful divorce or financial situation that seemed hopeless. All of us have had our share of dark times & we don’t like them.
I totally appreciate that Jesus had dark experiences as well – the devil tempting Jesus during His 40day fast comes to mind. In this Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday, today is Maundy Thursday, the day of Jesus’ Last Supper & the evening when He went to Gethsemane.
If you’re presently in a dark time, or you know someone who is struggling in a difficult situation, take heart! Here are some thoughts that’s could help:
- Jesus went through dark seasons & is acquainted with our struggles – Jesus keeps company with us in the darkness
- To every season there is a limit – this has come to pass & not stay
- Intimacy often grows deeper in situations of duress & struggle, so maybe this is why Jesus wanted Peter, James & John to keep company with Him in Gethsemane – don’t be repelled by someone’s dark season (Matt 26:36-38)
- Remember that Jesus is the Light of the world & brings illumination wherever He is invited!
Easter is coming – that means there’s resurrection around the corner! And Heavenly Help gives us strength & wisdom to keep going!