Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I've been turning these words over and over in my mind, and wanting to post them for a while.

I have been so thankful to experience nearness to the Lord God in light and laughter.  
In hope.  
In peace.
In time of great abundance.

But I know that darkness will come as it does to most, and some more than seems their lot.  
I am watching some near to my heart stretch out their hands in front of them, 
feeling their way through blindness. 
It is disturbing to witness, and tinges my bright season with guilt for enjoying joy!

I am intrigued to realize that my path, while well-lit today, is only one way to meet God; to know Him.
Thick darkness, the kind that envelopes completely and rests on ones back as a burden.  
A darkness you can almost taste, and never know if there will be light again
(for there is no promise)...
This is the place where Moses met God.

He was there. 

The Light of Life was waiting in the thick darkness to meet with man.


I am blessed! said...

How unsearchable are the transcendence and imminence of God! It's hard to believe the Almighty God of the Universe is near to us! I love Psalm 139!

Holly Days Closet said...

Thank you so much for these words. As I'm in the darkness right now.

LindaFaye said...

It is hard for me at times to share my joy when others around are in pain. I want to share their pain, but not insult it with my joy...

SarahS said...

Don't ever feel guilty for enjoying Joy Analene!

Momma Bug said...

Dear Cristal,
My heart is heavy for you.
It is so very reassuring to know that we are not alone when in that darkness. Often that's the very place we question "where ARE you God?" He is near at ALL times. Always to His faithful who are troubled, and often to those who are in the darkness of separation from Him yet are reaching for Truth and Light.
If you could just read the first few chapters of Job and then fast-forward to the last few chapters of Job you may be encouraged.
Do you know that God never told Job the "behind the scenes" story?
As far as we know, Job never knew why he was so persecuted. And while Job received multiplied blessings after his sorrows, it's not like he got his first children back. No.
Take heart my friend, it's a privilege to know a God who is beyond understanding.
I'm praying for you tonight.


Diane said...

Thanks for sharing those words Analene. You know why they speak to me. And I needed to hear those words tonight. Today is a certain someone's birthday, so I have been able to think of anything else. Very hard day.
I love you so much. Thanks for always having something to share.
Love you.

Momma Bug said...

Love you Diane.

Diane said...

I love you too! Thanks.

Jim said...

Beautiful, Ana....I can sure relate!