Day Thirty Three: God is with Me in Darkness and Light

God’s holy adventure embraces the dark as well as light. Personal healing and spiritual growth include what we can change as well as what we must endure with courage and equanimity Darkness has a life and light of its own. Darkness is the place of growth and birth, the womb of creativity. If God is omnipresent, present everywhere and in all things, darkness also reflects
God’s presence. Even in difficult moments, experiences that do not reflect God’s vision, God is with us, working for healing and wholeness.

We can experience God in every season of life. All seasons of life can be times of growth and adventure.

Awaken to God’s presence in all of life’s seasons – light and dark – through the following affirmations:

Wherever I go, I am in God’s hands.
Regardless of how I feel, God is with me.
I am always at home because God is with me.

Throughout the day, look for God’s presence in the negative as well as positive events of life. Awaken to possibilities in limitations as well as times of good fortune. Give thanks in all situations for God is near. In opening to God, we will find our way, experience new possibilities, and discover the energy necessary for facing whatever lies before us.

Bruce Epperly is a theologian, spiritual guide, healing companion, retreat leader and lecturer, and author of nineteen books, including Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living; God’s Touch: Faith, Wholeness, and the Healing Miracles of Jesus; and Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry. He has taught at Georgetown University, Wesley Theological Seminary, Claremont School of Theology, and Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is currently theologian in residence at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at bruceepperly@gmail.com

About Bruce Epperly

Bruce Epperly is a theologian, spiritual guide, and Pastor of South Congregational United Church of Christ, Centerville (Cape Cod), Massachusetts. He is the author of twenty five books, including Process Theology: A Guide to the Perplexed, Philippians: An Interactive Bible Study,The Center is Everywhere: Celtic Spirituality for the Postmodern Age, and Emerging Process: Adventurous Theology for a Missional Church. He also writes regularly for the Process and Faith lectionary. He has served as chaplain, professor, and administrator at Georgetown University, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Wesley School of Theology, and Claremont School of Theology. He may be reached at drbruceepperly@aol.com for lectures, workshops, and retreats. His latest book is Healing Marks: Healing and Spirituality in Mark’s Gospel (Energion).


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