Photo and Commentary ©2024 by Russell Jurgensen
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Dusk can be a magical time when lights begin to sparkle, and their reflections appear on the water. This scene is from Pier 39 at Astoria, Oregon.

An interesting thing about the darkness is that it makes the light stand out all that much more. The light helps draw people to where things are happening and gives a warm cozy sense.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

When we think of God’s spiritual light, it has a similar effect. The darkness of the world amplifies the goodness of God that reflects through people. Not everyone chooses to be drawn to God’s light. But when people follow God’s principles, the light shares its warmth, comfort, and belonging.