Thou Art With Me

A couple of years ago, while my husband and I were in Missouri visiting our friends, Kirk and Beth, they took us to see Meramec Caverns. I have to say that while I do not generally like small narrow places, I do like caves and I have been to a few in the past, including Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and Mammouth Cave in Kentucky.

Like most cave tours, there came a point when the guide turns off the lights so that you might experience the total absence of light. The first time you experience this, you realize that what you believed to be total darkness up on the surface of the planet, really wasn't. You are beyond the reach of natural light.

Despite being prepared for it, this experience is always a bit unnerving. One moment you are chatting with the people around you, taking in all of the beauty and the next moment everyone and everything vanishes from view and your first feeling is that you are alone in the dark, unable to find your way to safely. Instinctively you freeze in place, not knowing if danger is in front of you and not knowing where to go or what to do.

You have to remember that you are not alone. There is a guide who has their hand on the light switch and is equipped with a flashlight should something go wrong. The guide knows the right path and the guide knows how many people are in their party. The guide keeps track of the people in their group, making sure that no one is left behind and is intent on keeping everyone safe.

In the darkness, I remembered something else. My husband and my friends were in the darkness along with me. When he heard my voice beside him, my husband reached out for me and said my name, (hoping that it was me and not someone else, LOL). It was me. I heard the voices of my friends and we answered one another. We couldn't see each other but we were still right beside one another and would make sure that we stuck together and none of us would be left behind.

The time of darkness in the cave was very brief actually though at the time it seemed long. Sometimes the darkness in our life seems very long because it is long. At the moment, you may feel like you have been in a deep cavern, surrounded by darkness for a very long time. You are paralyzed by fear, not knowing which way to turn. You may feel isolated and alone. Remember that you have a guide, the Holy Spirit, who knows exactly where you are and can see you even in the darkness. He is aware of your every movement and thought. He knows you by name and He will not leave you in the darkness alone. Instead, He will lead you through the darkness, guiding you safely through it... no matter how long it takes.

You are not alone.

Blessings!

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Beth M @blest ·

What a lovely blog... and what lovely memories!

Which reminds me, when are you coming down here again? :bigear:

:heart:

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Barbra Lambert @enje25 ·

Sometimes the darkness in our life seems very long because it is long. At the moment, you may feel like you have been in a deep cavern, surrounded by darkness for a very long time. You are paralyzed by fear, not knowing which way to turn. You may feel isolated and alone. Remember that you have a guide, the Holy Spirit, who knows exactly where you are and can see you even in the darkness. He is aware of your every movement and thought. He knows you by name and He will not leave you in the darkness alone. Instead, He will lead you through the darkness, guiding you safely through it... no matter how long it takes.

You are not alone.

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I love the entire blog, but I especially love the encouragement in this paragraph.

Yesterday's Daily Bible Verse was: "When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me." -Micah 7:8

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Les Braswell @doneuntotheleast ·

K.,

Great blog and I remember the same in Blanchard Springs caverns. Your anology of God and other being with you even in the darkness is absolutely true!

In Him,
Les

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