Light : A Sight Of Hope And Happiness Essay

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Light. The end to darkness. A sight of hope and happiness. The vision of the great “I Am.” The end of the tunnel. The Holy Sacrifice. The Almighty Ruler. The exit from pain. The remedy for suffering. Light. The Bible talks about this concept at great length. Almost every time it refers to Jesus. The King of kings and Lord of lords, coming down to save us from darkness. He came to save us from sin. Sin that is with us from the moment we are born, to the time we take our last breath. But as a Christian I know that the dark shadow that sin casts out on this earth has been overcome by the light of Jesus Christ. I was fifteen, and totally unprepared to hear what my mom had to tell me on the night of October 30, 2012. Driving home from my friend’s house my mom, through teary eyes told me that Jan Carlson, a longtime family friend, and grandma figure, had passed away. Disbelief and denial set in as I waited silently to return home. I didn’t have any words to say. Utter disbelief. We soon found out that she had a massive brain aneurism that took her life immediately. No goodbyes were said, no last thoughts able to be shared. This tragic loss of a woman I thought of as family taught me to appreciate the people I have around me today. I learned that life if extremely fragile, and can be taken away in a matter of seconds. Literally. Psalm 103:14 reminds us that we are but dust. We cannot support ourselves, and eventually, and unknowingly, the life that we…

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