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

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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

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