The Light Outshines the Darkness: Dark Day #1

This is a testimony of how the Light of the World can turn mourning into dancing. When I use the term “dark days”, I am not referring to a 24-hour period. I am referring to a period in my life. I have had three significant dark days that Father God has used to teach me about His unfailing love, His unlimited power, and His ability to turn what the enemy meant for evil into something good.

The first “day” I would like to share is the period from around age 7 to 16 years. This day was scarred by molestation, rejection, humiliation, isolation, depression, and revelation. I won’t go into details about any specific event, but I want to share the revelation.

When I was 16, I had a dream. In the dream I was in a hospital as a patient. As I lay in the bed, I could hear the machines that monitored my heart beat. I could hear a steady beep, beep, beep, when suddenly the beeps turned into one long beeeeep! I was dead or dying.

I jumped from the bed and began to run down the halls of the hospital that had blue tile walls and floors. Even the ceiling was blue. I ran and ran until I fell on the floor. A bright light was shining on me and I woke up.

That dream shook me up and changed my outlook on life. It wasn’t long before I decided to accept Christ as my Savior. I learned that He loved me so much that He gave His life for me.

This week during one of my art times with Holy Spirit, I felt led to paint the picture you see. I recalled the dream as I was creating this and realized that in the dream I was running for my life. I didn’t realize it but Light was shining in the darkness of my life at that time and He gave me a dream to wake me up to know it.

Don’t stop running toward the Light!

John 1:5 (NLT)

His life is the light that shines through the darkness—and the darkness can never extinguish it.

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