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The Sunset

The Sunset (Written by Tim Klink of Prison Discipleship Ministry)

Genesis 1:16 
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also

As the activity of the day closes, God begins to give rest to His creation by moving His light to those who are ready to begin their day. As His light begins to fade, a darkness settles in that can be filled with fear and uncertainty. Things happen when the light is taken away, and we can become vulnerable to things that could hurt us. We often wonder why God chooses to remove the light, and give opportunity for evil.

But as we see the light withdraw, God reminds us that the blood of His dear Son Jesus covers all of the things in the night by splashing the sky with magnificent shades of red. It seems to be God’s seal upon the activities of the day now completed, and the darkness now approaching that His blood covers it all.

As the darkness of night takes over, God still wants to remind us that He will never leave us or forsake us by showing us that He is still there. His light can still be seen in the reflection of the moon, as if to tell us not to fear, “I am still here.” As the moon goes through its various stages, the light we see fades until it seems that there is no light at all. God then reminds us to look at the countless number of stars that He has provided for His light to still be seen.

Throughout the night, storms may come, and it seems like the house makes all of its creaking noises during the darkness. When I was a child, hiding under the covers helped, but now the only thing that drives away the scariness is knowing that God has shown me that He is still there and that all is within His hand.

As I am writing this, it is early in the morning, and I just glanced out of my eas