So Moses lifted his hand to the sky, and a deep darkness covered the entire land of Egypt for three days. During all that time the people could not see each other, and no one moved. But there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived. (Exodus 10:22-23, Holy Bible, New Living Translation)
This event is set in Egypt during the time the Jewish community was enslaved. God chose Moses to lead these weary Israelites back home, but the Pharaoh was reluctant to release them. So, God displayed His superiority to the ruler by dividing the light from darkness.
Imagine the Egyptians engulfed in total darkness, unable to move about, but seeing the light where the Israelites lived. That’s how God blesses His children. When everything looks bleak, He surrounds us with His light. No matter how dismal life seems, God casts a glow on His children.
Prayer: Eternal God, thank You for dispelling the darkness and shining Your light around me. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore