What does it mean that God is with us in these dark times? We believe that Jesus Christ is our light, but when shadows engulf us, that light may seem little more than a flicker. As the storm rages on, the waves can feel as high and unscalable as walls. Christ’s beacon may seem faint and far away. Physicists tell us, though, that light isn’t merely an object, it is a wave. It is a wave that crosses the distance, like sound, but vastly faster. It moves toward us and outward in all directions. The Lord reaches out to us in much the same way. As we fix our gaze on his light, giving us direction as we move through the darkness. He is also already with us, right here, right now. He has crossed the distance to reach us, to be with us and to lead us home.
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