Love Shines in the Darkness

Astronaut Dream

In this dream, I was an astronaut on a space walk (really!!). I saw myself outside of the space capsule, wearing a bulky space suit, connected to the capsule by a long tether. As I looked down at myself in the space suit, I realized that there was a light shining on me. In the dream, I said “What is this light?Without any source of light in space, everything should be totally black”. And I heard, “The closest word you have to describe it is love.”

In my first blog post, I describe my encounter with Jesus, and how I was instantly flooded with an earth-shattering experience of His love. For many of my years with the Lord, I have felt the tangible presence of His love. But in this latest dark and dry season, all too often I don’t feel any connection at all. My faith and belief haven’t gone away, but this absence has a left a void that I can’t fill by my own efforts.

Now I’m returning to my journals and the memories of my early years with Jesus to help rekindle that first love. I was drawn to post about this dream, but wasn’t really sure why. Only now, as I write this, am I seeing that this dream totally captures where I ‘m often struggling in my current faith (space?) walk – feeling totally isolated and alone, surrounded by darkness, with only a thin tether connecting me to Him.  

So God left this dream as provision for me to come across many years later when He knew I would need it the most. It’s a vivid reminder that no matter how dark it seems around us, no matter how remote we feel from God, we are never out of range of God’s love.

Psalm 139: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

9 thoughts on “Love Shines in the Darkness

  1. We all have times of walking/living in the dark. For me, the key is to remember there is light. Thanks, Meg!

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  2. Thank you for the beautiful reminder. God is love.

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  3. Another wonderful post Meg! I love how open you are to seeing and hearing what He’s saying to you, even when you think you aren’t (seeing and hearing). xo


  4. This is an encouraging post. We need to remember (as you stated) that when darkness overshadows us, God will give us light, love and hope.


    1. That’s our struggle – to remember His love when we can’t see or feel it.


  5. Mary Ann Reynolds-Wilkins February 12, 2019 — 4:42 am

    FABULOUS MEG! You are very talented and I look forward to seeing your future paintings! Hugs—-Mary Ann


    1. Loved seeing you! Thanks so much for your encouragement!


  6. Beautiful words, Meg. Thank you for sharing your faith walk. You are an inspiration.

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