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Adjusting to change
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Have you adjusted to the time change yet? Can I just tell you, I would rather not change at all? For more than six years we lived in Indiana, and during our time there they did not change. I like it best when it is light later in the day. It gives me time to do a little yard work after a day on the job. It just seems to get dark way to early these days.

But I have to tell you this. When I lived in Michigan it was even worse. It was dark by 4:30 in the winter months. That could be depressing. It would not be light in the morning until after 8, and less than nine ours later we were in the dark again. It was while there that I learned about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. People would experience greater moods of depression during this time, sometimes overeating, sleeping too much, and having limited energy. Having been there, I can tell you it’s a real thing. The darkness could impact your mood.

The Bible speaks of darkness as a metaphor for sin and evil, and it declares, “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” The Greek is so emphatic that you could translate that last phrase, “there is absolutely no darkness at all whatsoever, in any shape or form, and that is the truth.”

In that same letter John tells us that we are to walk in the light. Again, the Bible uses walking as a metaphor for living. John is telling us to live in the light. This is a reminder to live by God’s principles, and to have nothing that we need to hide or shroud in darkness in our lives.

John says that walking in the light will result in two things. First, we will have fellowship with each other. And then our sins will be cleansed by the sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross.

I want to encourage you to walk in the light. Live by God’s principles. Commit your ways to Him. He will guide your steps.

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