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This week’s writing prompt is: DARKNESS 


Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

This past Wednesday at our weekly church prayer meeting, one church member shared an update and prayer request regarding an individual that our church holds dear who is walking in darkness. Deep darkness. Wanting nothing to do with the Light of the World.

This update has weighed heavy on my heart since hearing the news. As I drove my kids to school this morning, I quoted St. Augustine in reference to this individual’s current condition: “But for the grace of God go I.”

This past semester, the women’s Bible study groups at my church have been slowly working our way through Ephesians. One thing that kept standing out to me from chapter 2 was the vast transformation of those who have been rescued by Christ.

We used to be dead in our sins, following the course of this world, separated from Christ, alienated from Him, without God and without hope.

But God. 

By His grace alone, He pulled us out of the darkness, out of the grip of death itself, and into new life in His light.

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” ~ Isaiah 9:2, NIV

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” ~ John 8:12, ESV



After choosing this week’s word prompt,
I saw this timely quote from FMF community member Quantrilla Ard
(graphic courtesy of First 5):




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