In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.John 1:4–5 NIV.
Darkness pours from the TV screen,
news of chaos, hate, and death.
Hope is a tiny light.
It may be dim
but the faith it brings
gives clear sight.
Darkness seeps into my mind,
thoughts of despair, grief, and fear.
Hope is a holy light.
It stays with me
and combats unrest
with truth that’s right.
Darkness shrouds all that is good,
concealing peace, faith, and love.
Hope is eternal Light.
It never dies,
nor is it overcome
but wins the fight.
With hope held tight,
darkness is never complete,
hatred never wins,
death He does defeat,
and love shines ever bright.
In the midst of darkness, seek His light.
In the midst of darkness . . . hope.
Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.