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The Darkest Evening of the Year

Winter Solstice has long been a favorite day for me.

Something about the grand mechanism of time and tide pausing at its turning urges me to pause.

Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm, writes the psalmist.

If you, as I do, believe that all we see is the direct result of God’s voice speaking it into existence, such moments as the shortest day of the year bring a reflection on time, change and the wonder of it all.

There are many things I aspire to, some of them regrettably unattainable. But my highest aspiration is to learn how to reverence and trust in the One who spoke everything into being, the One who values being above all else, (one of his names is simply but profoundly “I Am”) and who desires our being and our well-being. All things good and wonderful spring from him.

We neglect and reject him to our peril.

There is more darkness today than any other day of the year. But it is only one day. In the scheme of things, even darkness has a plan, is part of the plan.

Embrace what is, who you are, Whose you, are on this lovely dark day.


Artistic specialist, wonderer, idea maven, mom of four, and two more. Words and notes are my media of choice.

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