>Light in the darkness

9 Nov

>November in the UK is a season for fireworks, thanks to this guy.

People like to congregate around a bonfire in somebody’s back garden. Alternately there are also big organised bonfire-and-fireworks extravaganzas which are very popular; a caricatured effigy of Guy Fawkes is sometimes burned on the fire while sparklers and fairly average fireworks are randomly lit and admired by all – although less appreciated by small children and pets!! All this is traditionally accompanied by steaming hot mugs of hot cocoa, jacket potatoes, hot dogs and marshmallows grilled on a skewer in the fire… Mmmmmm… Isn’t this the stuff memories are made of…??

‘Bonfire night’ is one of these rare occasions where it is acceptable (and enjoyable) to be outdoors in the dull, cold, damp darkness of early winter; the rest of the time it is definitely better to stay inside, where it is warm and cosy, at least when the night closes in…

So this light in the darkness is a nice change, and a welcome reminder that “even the darkness will not be dark to God; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to Him.” (adapted from Psalm 139:11-13)

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