Walking in the light of encouragement.
Just days after his father died, 30-year-old C.S. Lewis received a letter from a woman who had cared for his mother during her long illness and death more than two decades earlier. The woman offered her sympathy for his loss and wondered if he remembered her. “My dear Nurse Davison,” Lewis replied... “Remember you? I should think I do.”
Lewis recalled how much her presence in their home had meant to him as well as to his brother and father during those dark days. He thanked her for her encouraging words and said, “It is really comforting to be taken back to those old days. The time during which you were with my mother seemed very long to a child and you became part of home.” Thank God, for the caregivers that are sent to us during life’s darkest days!
Friends, when we struggle through the circumstances of this life’s darkest days, an encouraging word can lift our spirits and our eyes to the Lord. The Old Testament prophet Isaiah wrote, “The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary” (50:4). When we look to the Lord and his Holy Word, we find encouragement and hope which cast light into the darkness before us.
May God’s radiant light shine upon you all!